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Hartnup House, Smarden

Description: Hartnup House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 181281

OS Grid Reference: TQ8792342335
OS Grid Coordinates: 587923, 142335
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1494, 0.6855

Location: Water Lane, Smarden, Kent TN27 8QB

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

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Listing Text

Hartnup House
TQ 8742 23/16 17.9.52.


L-shaped timber-framed building. The north-west wing is probably C15. It
has plaster infilling colour-washed. The ground floor is close-studded. The
first floor oversails on both fronts on the protruding ends of the floor joists
and brackets. Dragon beam with moulded post. Hipped tiled roof. Casement
windows with small square leaded panes. Two storeys and attics. Three windows
and 2 hipped dormers facing north-west, one window and one hipped dormer facing
north-east. The south-east wing was added by Matthew Hartnup in 1671. This
has red brick infilling and one bay window of 5 lights on the ground and first
floors, with a gable oversailing on a bessummer, carved with the figures of
2 hippototami and between these the words, "Matthew Hartnup" and containing
an attic window with the date 1671 over it. The south-east window bay of
this wing has been refaced in red brick and grey headers. Two windows. Doorcase
with single petalled roses of York and Lancaster. The courtyard to Hartnup
House is paved with Bethersden marble.

Listing NGR: TQ8792342335

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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