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Penns in the Rocks, Withyham

Description: Penns in the Rocks

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 296934

OS Grid Reference: TQ5208934607
OS Grid Coordinates: 552089, 134607
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0906, 0.1704

Location: Corseley Road, Tunbridge Wells TN3 9PA

Locality: Withyham
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN3 9PA

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Listing Text

Penns-in-the Rocks
TQ 53 SW 13/170 26.11.53
The core of the house was built about 1700 by William Penn of Pennsylvania and
his wife Guilelma Springett, of whose estate is formed part. The south or
main front was built by William Penn IV about 1737. Two storeys and attic.
Seven windows. Four dormers. Red brick. Tiled roof. Windows in architrave
surrounds with keystones over and glazing bars intact. The centre portion of
five window bays projects slightly. The flanking portions of one window each
were originally of one storey but were heightened in 1830. Long and short
stone quoins to each section. Rusticated stone doorway with keystone. Door of
six fielded panels. The centre of the north or entrance front dates from 1700.
The projecting wings, which make it half-H shaped were added by Stephen Beeching
in 1830.

Listing NGR: TQ5208934607

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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