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Natal House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hadlow, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2232 / 51°13'23"N

Longitude: 0.3369 / 0°20'12"E

OS Eastings: 563283

OS Northings: 149703

OS Grid: TQ632497

Mapcode National: GBR NQ7.809

Mapcode Global: VHHQ1.SJG5

Entry Name: Natal House

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237241

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179515

Location: Hadlow, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Hadlow

Built-Up Area: Hadlow

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hadlow

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

HADLOW HIGH STREET (south side)
TQ 63 49
7/79 Natal House
20.10.54

GV II

House. Late C17/early C18, some late C19 modernisation. Flemish bond brick
including burnt headers, rear is timber-framed and clad with peg-tile; brick
stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.

Plan: Double-depth plan house set back from the road and facing north north
west, say north. It is 2 rooms wide and 2 rooms deep with the main stair
between the 2 rear rooms. The front rooms are the principal rooms, parlour to
left (east) and kitchen to right, with service rooms to rear. The parlour has
a slightly projecting end stack and the kitchen end stack is shared with the
adjoining house. It seems that in the late C19 Natal was converted to the
service block of the Victorian House adjoining to right (west). Before that
there was probably a passage through the kitchen from the front doorway to the
stair. There is now a passage along the back of the kitchen which looks as
though it once led through the right end wall. This appears to be an original
feature. House is 2 storeys.

Exterior: Nearly symmetrical 2-window front. 3 are C19 tripartite sash
windows containing central 12-pane sashes. The ground floor right one has a
low segmental arch over. The parlour window, ground floor left, is a late C19
canted bay window with a flat roof; it has a tripartite sash containing a 16-
pane sash. The central front doorway contains a C19 6-panel door under a
shallow flat-roofed hood. A flat brick band projects at first floor level.
Moulded timber eaves cornice. Roof is hipped both ends. Rear has 2 parallel
roofs at right angles to the front roof and both are hipped to rear. Some of
the first floor windows to rear are original, flat-faced mullion windows
containing rectangular panes of leaded glass. The stair window is one of the
originals and has a segmental arch head.

Interior: Has plain carpentry detail where exposed but most of the structure
appears to be original. However what little that could be seen of the roof
structure suggests that it was replaced in the C19.

Natal is one of a number of attractive and varied listed buildings on Hadlow
High Street.


Listing NGR: TQ6328349703

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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