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Statutory Address:

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

Tonbridge and Malling (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 61150 53650


The following building:-

TQ 65 NW PLAXTOL LONG MILL LANE (east side) 4/12 Spoute House 1.8.52

- II

shall be upgraded to Grade II* (star) and the description shall read:-

House, later shop. Circa 1500 open hall house with hall of2 bays and end bays, the north western bayjettied, with inserted chimneystack and ceiling ofc1600 and C19 wing to rear. Timberframed, the frame exposed with 3 bays having curved tension braces, the north western front jettied on brackets. The 2 central bays have been underbuilt in brick, painted. Otherwise plastered infill. Steeply-pitched tiled roof with gablets and late C16 ribbed brick stack. Dormer with triple casement. C19 casement windows with leaded lights. One storey C19 stone wing to north east. Interior ground floor has roll moulded and brattished dais beam. Two central bays have c1600 spine beam with 2 inch chamfer with lambs tongue stop and similar floor joists. Open fireplace with wooden bressumer and spice hole. Roll-moulded door surround, probably late C16. Floor joists to south east bay are original joists of square section. Three plank door on pintle hinges leads into C19 extension. First floor is open to roof with original rafters and central octagonal crownpost with 4 headbraces and collar beam. The massive tie beam was later cut through to insert a chimney and door. Original floorboards throughout. Blocked mullion windows in centre of north east wall. [See ' BOE West Kent and the Weald' p463.]


TQ 65 NW PLAXTOL LONG MILL LANE 4/12 (east side)

1.8.52 Spoute House


Farmhouse. Circa 1500 timber-framed hall-house. Painted brick infill on ground floor in centre. Timber-framed first floor with plaster infilling and some curved bracing. Plain tiled hipped roof with gablets. One hipped dormer to right, off-centre red brick ridge stack to left. Two storeys; extremely irregular 3 window front, with window under eaves at entrance left. Lattice casements. Panelled door to right of centre window. Jetty at west and on exposed joists and brackets. One gabled dormer to north. Extremely irregular north fenestration. One storey north-east extension of coursed, galletted, painted rubble and red brick. Queen post truss roof inside. Interior. Hall. C16 fireplace with chamfered bressumer and one slat-hole. Dais beam survives. One moulded door surround, probably later C16. Moulded crown-post with dowels on partially surviving arches bracings.

Listing NGR: TQ6108453584


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Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald, (1980), 463


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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06680/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ken Bishop. Source Historic England Archive
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