LITTLE BROAD OAK INCLUDING RAILINGS AND GATE TO GARDEN TO THE WEST AND BRICK WALLS TO GARDEN TO THE EAST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1251139

Date first listed: 20-Oct-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Aug-1990

Statutory Address: LITTLE BROAD OAK INCLUDING RAILINGS AND GATE TO GARDEN TO THE WEST AND BRICK WALLS TO GARDEN TO THE EAST, WINDMILL HILL

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Location

Statutory Address: LITTLE BROAD OAK INCLUDING RAILINGS AND GATE TO GARDEN TO THE WEST AND BRICK WALLS TO GARDEN TO THE EAST, WINDMILL HILL

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

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)

Parish: Brenchley

National Grid Reference: TQ 67980 41844

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History

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Details

TQ 67 41 BRENCHLEY WINDMILL HILL, BRENCHLEY (east side) 15/192 Little Broad Oak including railings and gate to garden 20.10.54 to the west and brick walls to garden to the east (formerly listed as Little Broad Oak with Coach House and Stable wing adjoining II

House. Probably late C18 in origin, alterations of circa 1900 when the stable block was absorbed into the house. English bond brick to the house, Flemish bond to the stable block; hipped slate roofs; brick stacks.

Plan: The house faces west, overlooking and slightly set back from Windmill Hill. Double depth plan, 3 rooms wide with a left of centre entrance into a wide cross passage containing the stair, and a service stair to the basement, which originally contained the kitchen and service rooms. Left hand front room, probably the original dining room, heated from an axial stack on the rear wall. To the right of the entrance there is a lobby to the front with a small service room behind, this is probably a secondary arrangement. The right end room, originally 2 rooms, now extends the full depth of the house and is heated by a right end stack. The former stable block, adjoining and set back at the left (north) end now contains the kitchen with extra accommodation on the first floor. A short rear left wing, at right angles to the main block, is C20 but in a style sympathetic to the original.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6:4 window front, the 6 windows to the former stable block, 4 windows to the house. Both blocks have hipped slate roofs with deep eaves carried on shaped brackets arranged in threes. The front elevation of the house is asymmetrical with regular bays. 5 stone steps up to the large porch, to left of centre, which has Doric columns and a moulded cornice to the entablature. C18 or early C19 6-panel front door flanked by 3-pane glazed panels and framed by reeded pilasters. Segmental- headed fanlight with delicate spiders' web glazing bars below a rubbed brick segmental arch. Round-headed recesses frame the ground floor windows and descend to frame the basement windows, the recesses linked by a brick platband. Early C19 12-pane sashes to the ground floor, basement windows 3 over 3-pane sashes; 4 first floor 3 over 6-pane sashes, all the windows with rubbed brick voussoirs. The left return has one bay of windows matching those on the front. The right return has 2 end stacks, 2 first floor 3 over 9-pane sashes and 2 ground floor C20 6-pane one-light casements. The rear elevation has a C19 back door to the entrance passage with a moulded doorcase, and a flat porch hood with a modillion frieze on moulded brackets. 3 first floor 3 over 6-pane sashes and, to left of centre a French window flanked by 16-pane sashes, one of them late C20. The rear wing has a hipped roof. The converted stable block and coach house to the left (north), has a 6-window front and retains a probably early C19 stable door approximately in the centre below a segmental arch, the door retaining ventilation louvres. Blocked doorway to right, converted to a window; C20 stable door to left of centre. The four left hand first floor windows are 2-light casements with square leaded panes and arched heads. Other windows are 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-light, all C20 with square leaded panes.

Interior: The house preserves circa late C18/early C19 joinery including panelled doors with reeded doorcases, panelled shutters and deep skirting boards. Good late C18/early C19 stair with alternating turned and stick balusters, an open string and ramped, wreathed, mahogany handrail. C19 cornices survive in most of the principal rooms.

The boundary of the garden west of the house consists of C19 iron railings with brick piers with ball finials flanking an iron gate with arrowhead finials above the dog rail and a wrought iron head. The garden to the rear (east) of the house is bounded by circa late C18/early C19 brick walls, the north wall has a brick plinth and brick coping and probably pre-dates the east wall. The railings, gates and walls are included in the listing.

Listing NGR: TQ6797341988

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