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A Grade II* Listed Building in Horsmonden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1401 / 51°8'24"N

Longitude: 0.4517 / 0°27'6"E

OS Eastings: 571605

OS Northings: 140722

OS Grid: TQ716407

Mapcode National: GBR PSP.F1H

Mapcode Global: VHJMY.SL4W

Entry Name: Grovehurst

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338776

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169879

Location: Horsmonden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Horsmonden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Horsmonden St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 7040-7140
(east side)
7/43 Grovehurst

House. C15 altered and extended C16 and c.1641. Timber framed and rendered with
some exposed framing with plaster infill. Plain tiled roof. Hall house with cross
wing origin. Two storeys on plinth with jettied cross wing projecting at right with
close studded frame on first floor. Left hand section a regular composition of 2
gables jettied at first floor and gable levels, with moulded bresummers,
bargeboards and pendants, with central 2 storey stair projection, also with moulded
bargeboards and pendant: gable dated I A 1641 (refering to John Austen). Stack
clusters to centre left (behind the porch) and to right in the cross wing. Three
light leaded wooden casement to left on first floor with 4 light mullioned and
transomed window to porch, central 5 light transomed oriel and 3 light transomed
window to right; fenestration pattern repeated on ground floor. The porch and cross
wing both with lean-to added porches on left flanks, with turned baluster side
screens and rib and stud doors. Catslide outshot to right return, and left return
with exposed small panel frame with arched door opening, now blocked, to upper left.
Rear with catslide outshot and single storey extensions with moulded stack.
Interior: (recorded) crown post roofs in both main range and cross wing. Late C16
panelling and carved overmantel in one room and mid C17 staircase in stair
projection (see B.O.E. Kent,I, p.335, Igglesden, 17, pp.52-4). A manorial seat giving
its name to the Grofhurst family (brasses in Horsmonden church); by C17 part of the
Austen family's extensive possessions in Horsmonden.

Listing NGR: TQ7160540722

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