Old Swan House

25 May 2000
Old Swan House, Bodiam Road, Sandhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN18 5JY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SANDHURST TQ7928 BODIAM ROAD 1350-0/9/171 Old Swan House GV II House, at one time an Inn. Former late Medieval open hall house with late C16 parlour cross wing and service end replaced in C18 when the building was refronted, with Edwardian kitchen extension and C20 fenestration.

Timber-framed building, the front clad in weatherboarding the right side elevation tile hung. Steeply pitched tiled roof, hipped and with gablet to left, gabled to right with off central panelled late C16 brick chimneystack. 2 storeys and attics: 3 windows. 2 C19 gabled dormers. 3 C20 tripartite casements. Doorcase now in side elevation. Front has wooden sundial. Interior has remains of dais beam and 2 inglenook fireplaces, one with salt niche. Parlour has 2 C18 china cupbards with serpentine shelves. Jowled posts. 1st floor has main bedroom with roll moulded ceiling. Shutter grooves.

Cellar has wine bins dating from the building's use as an Inn.

Listing NGR: TQ7974828359


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1065 IOE Records taken by John Hunt; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Hunt. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Hunt, John

Rights Holder: Hunt, John


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