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Scotney Castle with Courtyards and Garden Terrace

A Grade I Listed Building in Lamberhurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0929 / 51°5'34"N

Longitude: 0.4082 / 0°24'29"E

OS Eastings: 568734

OS Northings: 135374

OS Grid: TQ687353

Mapcode National: GBR NRW.G04

Mapcode Global: FRA C6R7.DVJ

Entry Name: Scotney Castle with Courtyards and Garden Terrace

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170059

Location: Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Lamberhurst

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Lamberhurst St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 63 NE
3/222 Scotney Castle with
courtyards and garden
20.10.54 terrace

House. Designed 1835 and executed 1837-1844. Anthony Salvin, architect, for Edward
Hussey. Sandstone (the house overlooks its own quarry) and slate roof. Tudor style
notable for its assured, Picturesque handling, relying on proportion and balance
rather than forced symmetry. Multi-gabled composition with battlemented tower and
mullioned windows and bays throughout. Garden terrace to east, enclosed by
balustraded walls, and kitchen and stable courtyards attached to north, with arched
gateways and the latter with clock tower. Interior: largely decorated in Jacobean
style, with much imported C17 panelling, woodwork fireplaces etc., mostly Flemish in
origin. The house was home to the architectural writer Christopher Hussey, and is
fully described by him in Country Life, Sept. 6th. and 13th., 1956 and remains
unaltered externally and internally.

Listing NGR: TQ6873435373

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