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Latitude: 51.2051 / 51°12'18"N
Longitude: 0.237 / 0°14'13"E
OS Eastings: 556367
OS Northings: 147475
OS Grid: TQ563474
Mapcode National: GBR MNZ.6S2
Mapcode Global: VHHQ0.2Z42
Entry Name: Outbuilding Immediately North East of Avalon
Listing Date: 19 February 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1248424
English Heritage Legacy ID: 179625
Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11
District: Tonbridge and Malling
Civil Parish: Hildenborough
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/06/2011
TQ 54 NE
Outbuilding immediately north east of Avalon
(Formerly listed as Outbuilding immediately north east of Meopham Bank, POWDER MILL LANE (west side))
Outbuilding, said to have been used as a studio by the painter, John Herring, who lived at Meopham Bank (now called Avalon) 1853-1865. Early C19. Rendered with a slate roof; brick stack.
Plan: Sited north east of the house between the kitchen wing and stable block. A small, square building facing south east with a stair cell at the left end with external access. The original function of the building is not clear, it may have been an implement shed with apple loft over but has functioned as a dairy. Herring was photographed in his studio (reproduced in Oliver Beckett's J.F. Herring and Sons (1981)) which is identified as this building.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Hipped slate roof. 2-window south east front with tail paired plank doors to the right, a 2-light C19 casement to the left and 2 12-pane C19 first floor sashes. A door on the left return gives access to the stair. 2 casements to the rear elevation. The brick stack in the rear right corner is probably a C20 addition.
Interior: Plain, the stair cell enclosed by a full height boarded partition.
Herring, who was a coachman before he became a successful painter, specialized in paintings of horses and rural scenes.
Group value with Avalon (formerly Meopham Bank) and the stable block.
Listing NGR: TQ5633847449
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