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Lodge House, Smeeth

Description: Lodge House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 181718

OS Grid Reference: TR0852039673
OS Grid Coordinates: 608520, 139673
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1184, 0.9781

Location: Plain Road, Smeeth, Kent TN25 6QZ

Locality: Smeeth
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 6QZ

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Listing Text

(south side)
4/132 Lodge House
House. Circa 1500 and extended C17 and late C18 and 1920's. Timber
framed and clad with galletted ragstone and red and blue brick and
extended with timber frame with red brick and mathematical tiling.
Plain tiled roof. Wealden plan, now completely enclosed by later
cladding and extensions. Main elevation: C18, with mathematical
tiling and red brick. Two storeys with boxed eaves to hipped roof
with stacks to left and to rear right. Regular fenestration of 2
glazing bar sashes and central round headed glazing bar sash on 1st
floor, and 2 glazing bar sashes with cambered heads on ground floor.
Central glazed door with delicately traceried semi-circular fanlight
in panelled surround, with pilasters and cornice. Return elevations
rendered, with canted oriel on 1st floor to right. Rear wing to left
return early C18 red and blue brick on ragstone, with 2 glazing bar
sashes and 2 blank window spaces on 1st floor and 2 wooden casements,
glazed door on ground floor. Right rear wing galletted ragstone with
dentil eaves cornice and segmentally headed window openings, with C20
panelled door and porch. Tile hung 2 storey hipped C20 range to rear.
Interior: the core of the building is a complete Wealden hall house,
with full frame visible, with dragon beams, dais beam and crown posts
(moulded with lobed bases) on steeply cambered tie beams, that to
Hall chamfered, with smoke blackened rafters. This section of the
house also contains extensive early C17 wainscotting, with beaded
surrounds, said to have come from Scott's Hall (in the park of which
this was indeed the Lodge House). Also a painted fireplace, with heavy
bead moulding to four centred arch, with shields in spandrels. C18
wing with simple fielded panelling with moulded dado rail, and dog
leg and landing stair with ramped handrail and stick balusters. A
fine example of a building "displaying the characteristics of its
own development", with quality work throughout in the whole range of
materials available in East Kent.

Listing NGR: TR0852039673

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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