Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1070011

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1952



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Dover (District Authority)

Parish: Denton with Wootton

National Grid Reference: TR 21008 46239


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TR 24 NW DENTON AND WOOTTON CANTERBURY ROAD (west side) 1/40 Tappington Hall 27.8.52 GV II* House. C16 and C17. Timber framed on flint base with red brick infilling. Plain tiled roof. Four framed bays of small panel framing. Two storeys on plinth with basement, with hipped roof and large central cluster of 4 stacks, and double lozenge-set stack projecting at end right. Three raking semi-dormers. Small 3 light mullioned window to top centre left. Three large 4 and 3 light mullioned and transomed windows on ground floor. Central brick porch with rendered chamfered mullioned windows, moulded arch, and, within, very fine moulded early C17 door, with moulded lozenges, segmental and square panels. Outshot to left, returned as single storey wing along left return with 2 wooden casements and half-door. Basement opening to right. Jettied rear wing, with half-doors and wooden casements. Stone, and rendered brick mullioned windows and catslide outshot to rear, and also moulded 9 panelled door in moulded surround. Interior: full frame; dado panelling; inglenook fireplaces. Fine moulded chalk block fireplace, and good enriched C16 stair, rising to attic level, reputed. Clasped purlin roof. The home was the manor house to Tappington Everard manor, and was birth place and home to Richard Harris Barham (born 1788) or Tom Ingoldsby of The Ingoldsby Legends. "The Spectre of Tappington," the first published Ingoldsby tale (1840) just one of several supposed ghosts, including the victims of Bad Sir Giles; the staircase is damaged as result of fratricidal murder of a Cavalier owner. (See C.G. Harper, The Ingoldsby Country, 1904.

Listing NGR: TR2099146155


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Books and journals
Harper, C G, The Ingoldsby Country, (1904)

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