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The Forresters

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1462 / 51°8'46"N

Longitude: 0.3426 / 0°20'33"E

OS Eastings: 563954

OS Northings: 141157

OS Grid: TQ639411

Mapcode National: GBR NR6.3FK

Mapcode Global: VHHQF.WGH5

Entry Name: The Forresters

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074942

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438453

Location: Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Pembury

Built-Up Area: Pembury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Pembury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


5/423 The Forresters


Former farmhouse, once a public house. Mid/late C17, enlarged and modernised
circa 1930. Original house is a tile-hung timber-frame on brick footings, the
extension is stretcher bond red brick to first floor level with tile-hung
timber framing above. brick stacks and chimneyshafts. peg-tile roof.

Plan: L-plan house. The main block faces south south east, say south. It
has a 3-room plan. An axial stack between the centre and left rooms serves
back-to-back fireplaces and the right room has a projecting end stack. In
fact the left end room is the front room of a crosswing projecting to rear
which was added circa 1930 with a new kitchen and staircase built behind the
rest of the main block. Thus the original house had a 2-room plan; a larger
heated main living room to right and originally unheated service room to left.
The rear corner fireplace there was probably inserted in the C19. The
partition between these 2 rooms has been removed.

House is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace of the C17 section and a
secondary lean-to outshot on the right (east) end.

Exterior: Irregular 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars and the
original part has 2 flat-roofed dormers. Front doorway is right of centre and
it contains a late C19/early C20 part-glazed plank door behind a contemporary
gabled porch with wavy bargeboards. The main roof is gabled to right and
hipped to right over the extension.

Interior: The framed structure of the C17 house appears to be well-preserved.
The beams are chamfered with some scroll stops. Wall posts with formed jowls
carry the tie beams but common rafter roof, a couple of them with high curving

Up until 1917 the house was known as the Foresters Arms and was licensed to
sell beer and tobacco. Apparently it was locally known as 'The Peep and Slip-
Source Mary Standen. Pembury in the Past (1984) p.17.

Listing NGR: TQ6395441157

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