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Latitude: 51.1178 / 51°7'4"N
Longitude: 0.1844 / 0°11'3"E
OS Eastings: 552979
OS Northings: 137662
OS Grid: TQ529376
Mapcode National: GBR MPV.Z9F
Mapcode Global: VHHQK.45TD
Entry Name: The Lodge
Listing Date: 24 August 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067568
English Heritage Legacy ID: 438590
Location: Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3
District: Tunbridge Wells
Civil Parish: Speldhurst
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Speldhurst St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 53 37 SPELDHURST BIRD-IN-HAND STREET, OLD
16/447 The Lodge
Former lodge to Burrswood House. Circa 1838, heavily modernised in 1979 with
large extensions. Coursed sandstone ashlar with some exposed timber framing;
sandstone stack and chimneyshaft; peg-tile roof.
Plan: Now an L-plan house with its doorway into the new section and facing
north. The old lodge is now the 2-room plan east wing and originally faced
east towards Old Groombridge. Axial stack between the 2 rooms.
Single storey with attic rooms in the roofspace.
Exterior: Restrained Tudor style. 2-bay east front. All the windows are C20
casements without glazing bars. To left is a full height bay projecting a
little from the main front and with the timber framed first floor section
jettied even further forward and resting on exposed joists. The actual ground
floor window is also broken forward from the centre of the bay. Window to
right is blocking the original doorway. Gabled doorway above. Roof is gable-
ended and the stone ashlar chimneyshaft is tall and Tudor style. Bay window
in right gable end is made of reconstituted stone and dated 1979.
Interior: Not inspected.
Set back some distance up the drive to Burrswood House (q.v.) this C19 lodge
has group value with the well-preserved village.
Listing NGR: TQ5297937662
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