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Sponden Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sandhurst, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0389 / 51°2'19"N

Longitude: 0.5563 / 0°33'22"E

OS Eastings: 579313

OS Northings: 129720

OS Grid: TQ793297

Mapcode National: GBR PTZ.X1D

Mapcode Global: FRA D61C.QJW

Entry Name: Sponden Old Hall

Listing Date: 5 July 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280956

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170356

Location: Sandhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN18

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Sandhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

SANDHURST
TQ72NE SPONDEN ROAD
1350-0/5/255 (West side)
Sponden Old Hall
II*
House. Late Medieval open hall-house, ceiled over and with
inserted brick chimneystack of late C16 date, restored C20.
Timberframed building with plaster infill on brick and
sandstone plinth. Left side is mainly box framing with some
curved braces to centre. Right side elevation is jettied with
moulded cornerposts. Steeply pitched tiled roof with hip and
gablet to right hand side, gabled to left, and with late C16
ribbed and clustered brick chimneystack. 2 storeys, 5 windows.
2 C20 hipped dormers. Mainly C20 casements with some diamond
mullioned windows. Left side wooden porch. One C16 mullioned
window survives to rear behind C17 or C18 catslide roof.
Interior has late C16 inserted ceiling with large bressumer.
Roll-moulded dais-beam with plank screen. Parlour has open
fireplace with bread oven and seats. Ground floor window has 2
original shutters. 1st floor has jowled posts. An unusual
feature is a hole, with restored sliding shutters, for
throwing out the contents of the chamber pot. Moulded
octagonal crown-post with 4 head braces to collar beam and
cambered pargetted decoration. Original solid tread oak
staircase to attic. Smoke blackened rafters. Through purlin
roof with rafters but no ridgepiece. Several old doors.


Listing NGR: TQ7931329720

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