Sponden Old Hall

14 May 2003
Sponden Old Hall, Sponden Road, Sandhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN18 5NP
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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 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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2014 IOE Records taken by Henry Teed; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Henry Teed. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Teed, Henry

Rights Holder: Teed, Henry


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