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88, Grosvenor Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1371 / 51°8'13"N

Longitude: 0.2621 / 0°15'43"E

OS Eastings: 558353

OS Northings: 139972

OS Grid: TQ583399

Mapcode National: GBR MPS.M2J

Mapcode Global: VHHQD.HPD4

Entry Name: 88, Grosvenor Road

Listing Date: 23 November 1987

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 168181

Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Town: Tunbridge Wells

Electoral Ward/Division: Culverden

Built-Up Area: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tunbridge Wells St John

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

In the entry for GROSVENOR ROAD
Nos. 86 and 88

TQ 5839 NW
3/334

The address should be amended to read -

TQ 5839 NW GROSVENOR ROAD
3/334 No. 88

The list was previously amended in respect of this entry on 23 November,
1987.

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GROSVENOR ROAD
TQ 5839 NW
3/334
Nos 86 and 88
II
Former purpose built carriage factory later used as educational establishment.
Built c1891, architect H Cronk,in Queen Anne style. Built of brick with terracotta
details, internally supported by girders which are probably of wrought iron. Slate
roof, 3 storeys and attics and basement. 6 windows to main front along Grosvenor Road.
Attic storey has central elaborate Dutch gable with console brackets and 2 casement
windows flanked by triangular pediments with ball finials and Diocletian windows.
Corners have slim octagonal turrets with ogee caps. 2nd floor windows are paired
mullioned and transomed casements set in round headed arches with keystones and
elaborate terracotta decoration to arches and decorated aprons. 1st floor
windows are similar but without the round-headed arches. Ground floor has deep
fascia and central doorcase with ramped up pediment like projection over it.
Double doors flanked by pilasters. 4 shop fronts divided by pilasters, the top
parts of the windows divided into tiny sections. Basement has cambered arches.
Grosvenor Park elevation is in vernacular style with 1 pediment. Corner octagonal
turrets with ogee caps and 3 windows. Further plainer section to rear of 3 storeys
and basement of lower elevation. Brick with slate roof. 5 cambered mullioned
and transomed windows with keystones and similar ground floor treatment. Internally
the accommodation originally comprised showrooms on the ground floor and carriage
makers and body makers shops on the 1st floor and painters and trimmers shops on the
2nd floor with a central carriage lift.


Listing NGR: TQ5836439982

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