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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1101470



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

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cranbrook

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Jan-1977

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 168959

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CRANBROOK GLASSENBURY ROAD TQ 73 NW (west side) 2/109 Glassenbury Park House 27.1.77 - II*

Country house with moat in landscaped park. Late C15, with front block of circa 1730-40, remodelled in 1877-79 by Anthony Salvia, all for the Roberts family. Main front (south) largely rebuilt after 1951. SOUTH FRONT: Red brick with sand stone quoins, window cills and eaves parapet. Plain tiled roof with gable parapets and kneelers, tall, part projecting gable stacks with oversail- ing cornices, and banded central stack behind main ridge. Slight central 5 bay projection to facade with quoins supporting very wide open pediment with oculus. 2 bay wings with windows more widely spaced. 2 storeys; symmetrical 9 bay front, glazing bar sashes. Central projecting porch with arched entrance and side openings and half columns flanking doorway. Panelled door. Large irregular wings to rear, mostly 2 storeys with attics, with buttresses and stone-dressed mullioned windows. Interior: Hall with panelling dated 1571. probably moved from elsewhere. 3-flight open well staircase opening of hall to left at rear. Study with salvin panelling and Jacobean columned salvin fire- place. Hasted gives the date c.1473 for the building of the original house ( - ). Surrounded by moat with dressed stone walls and with single span arched bridge with solid parapets to south and secondary bridge to east.

Listing NGR: TQ7470836648

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hasted, E, History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, (1799)
Hasted, E, History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, (1801)

National Grid Reference: TQ 74708 36648


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