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Outbuilding Immediately North East of Avalon

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248424

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179625

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

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

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Listing Text

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

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

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