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Tower and Walls 30 Yards East of the West Range at Sissinghurst Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Cranbrook, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1156 / 51°6'56"N

Longitude: 0.5819 / 0°34'54"E

OS Eastings: 580805

OS Northings: 138316

OS Grid: TQ808383

Mapcode National: GBR PT1.XM8

Mapcode Global: VHJN7.17G3

Entry Name: Tower and Walls 30 Yards East of the West Range at Sissinghurst Castle

Listing Date: 9 June 1952

Last Amended: 19 May 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084163

English Heritage Legacy ID: 168878

Location: Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

CRANBROOK BIDDENDEN ROAD
TQ 83 NW
(NORTH SIDE)
4/27 Sissinghurst
9.6.52 Tower and Walls 30 yards
east of the west range
at Sissinghurst Castle
(formerly listed as part
of Sissinghurst Castle)
GV I

Tower and walls. Circa 1570 for Sir Richard Baker. Red brick with red brick,
stone and some cemented dressings, and bands between first and second and over
third floors in centre. Coped parapet in centre and modillion cornices to
shingled roofs with weather-vanes over towers. Central rectangular tower with
flanking octagonal stair-turrets, that to north only containing staircase.
Four storeys in centre with 3 windows on east and west sides of each stain-
turret. Six-light transom and mullion window on third floor of centre, 8-light
window on second floor with drip-mould over and large 8-light window in
pilastered surround with entablature over on first floor. Bases of first floor
pilasters rest directly on top of entablature and pilasters of the round-arched
entrance surround. To north and south of the tower the remains of the enclosing
walls of the courtyard, about 25 yards long, of the circa 1570 house extend,
that to the south returning to the west some 40 yards, and including the remains
of windows and a doorway. These have been rebuilt but rest on earlier parts
below. Vita Sackville-West customarily wrote in the first floor room of the
tower.


Listing NGR: TQ8084338316

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