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Vesperhawk House, Smarden

Description: Vesperhawk House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 181273

OS Grid Reference: TQ8838141986
OS Grid Coordinates: 588381, 141986
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1461, 0.6919

Location: Smarden, Kent TN27 8NB

Locality: Smarden
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN27 8NB

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Listing Text

Vesperhawk House
(formerly listed as
Vestpherhawk Farmhouse
TQ 84 SE 13/27 14.2.67.


Circa 1490. T-shaped timber-framed building. The north front and the ground
floor of the west front are close-studded with plaster infilling. The south
front has been refaced, the ground floor with stucco and weatherboarding, above
with tiles. The first floor of the north and east fronts oversails on the
protruding ends of the floor joists and brackets, but the ground floor of
the south front has been underbuilt. Hipped tiled roof with sprocket eves
cornice. Five casement windows. The west front has unusual windows with 4-centred
heads and the trace of a groove for the shutter, and a 4 centred wooden doorway
with spandrels containing a double petalled rose, indicating York and Lancaster
'composed' and the dragon of Cadwallader, the emblem of Henry VII's mother's

Listing NGR: TQ8819342357

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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