Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1253482

Date first listed: 09-May-1990



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County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)

Parish: Capel

National Grid Reference: TQ 64448 44769


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5/285 The Clock House 9.5.90


House, formerly a coach house with summerhouse above. Mid/late C19, converted to a house circa 1970. Flemish bond red brick; brick stacks and chimneyshafts; slate roof to main house, peg-tile roof to turret.

Plan: Originally this was built as a coach house facing north west. Above it was a single large room, a summerhouse heated by a stack in the left (north east) end wall, a balcony on the front and picturesque oriel window turret projecting from the right end wall. Circa 1970 the building was converted to a dwelling and both floors were then subdivided. The central axial stack dates'from this conversion. 2 storeys.

Exterior: Deliberately picturesque elevation in the High Victorian style. 2- window front. At ground floor level a C20 doorway and window occupy the position of the former coach house entrance. The lintel which was originally over the coach house double doors still remains. At first floor level 2 original glazed French windows onto the timber balcony which is carried on a series of joists with shaped ends. Tented zinc roof with shaped timber vallance is supported on rustic posts and trellis-work under the handrail. Plain deep eaves and tall roof is hipped both ends. It contains a gabled dormer with shaped bargeboards, finial and pendant, but this is not a window; it contains a clockface. To right at ground floor level a stone plaque is set into the wall and it is inscribed with the initials CAB, PC, PM and RAC along with a freemasonry motif. This end the corner is rounded and contains a window on each floor, both with Tudor-style hoodmoulds. The first floor window is an original horned 10/6-pane sash window but the ground floor one is a C20 window which replaced a former doorway there. Further round on the right end wall is an ornamental oriel window turret serving the first floor. It is a boarded timber-framed structure, circular in plan and resting on a pair of shaped timber brackets. Its tall and narrow windows have glazing bars only at the top. It rises above the eaves to a square-plan bellcote-like structre with open sides and wavy headed bays. Above a modillion eaves cornice deep eaves carry a splayed spire-like roof. The original stack on the opposite end wall has an original tall octagonal chimneypot. To rear the roof is half-hipped. Below the ground floor has been altered; a carriageway entrance has been blocked and C20 windows put in but at first floor level there are 2 more original horned 10/6 sash windows with Tudor-style hoodmoulds.

The Clock House forms part of a picturesque group of buildings with Lydd Farmhouse (q.v.) and its outbuildings.

Listing NGR: TQ6444844753


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Legacy System number: 436709

Legacy System: LBS

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