- Heritage Category:
- Listed Building
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
- Statutory Address:
- BURNSIDE, CHURCH ROAD
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- Statutory Address:
- BURNSIDE, CHURCH ROAD
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
- Paddock Wood
- National Grid Reference:
- TQ 67820 44475
TQ 64 SE PADDOCK WOOD CHURCH ROAD
House, formerly the vicarage. 1860 (information from the owners). Red brick with polychromatic detail of black brick banding and diapering, some stone dressings. Peg-tile roof with pierced crested ridge tiles; brick stacks. Free Gothic Revival style.
Plan: The house faces west. Asymmetrically arranged: principal entrance and rooms in the south block, service wing set back at the north. The front door leads into an entrance passage with a stair hall beyond. 2 principal rooms, probably dining room and withdrawing room are entered from the stair hall and overlook the garden to the south. A smaller west-facing room left (north) of the entrance passage may have been the vicar's study or library and has a corner window which overlooks the gateway from the road. The north service wing contains kitchen, unheated rooms and a service stair. It has a separate entrance, also on the west side with a second entrance in the left (north) return from the service yard which may have contained a carriage house and stabling. The C19 plan is perfectly intact.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window west front of 3 staggered blocks. The main block is 3-bays with 2 gables to the front at the right, the left hand bay set back and half-hipped to the front. The kitchen wing is set further back to the left. Gables with sandstone copings and kneelers; original windows throughout. The principal windows have arched heads, some with voussoirs of black and red brick banding. Original glazing throughout includes trefoil- and shoulder-headed lights. Stacks with brick shafts with moulded and cogged brick cornices, one with clustered shafts. Front door in the middle bay of the main block. Original timber door with ornamental strap hinges with a 2-centred arch over, the stone tympanum carved with a quatrefoil. The left return wall of the entrance bay is battered, with brick tumbling. One-light window above front door, 2 one-light windows to ground floor right. The first floor window to the right is a 3-light oriel on a sandstone corbel carved with a trefoil. The set-back bay to the left of the porch has a canted corner on the ground floor with brick corbelling above. One-light window in the corner with 2 one-light windows alongside to the right. The service block, to the left, is 2 bays with a lean-to porch in the right hand angle with the main block with an original front door with strap hinges. Attic gable to the front in the service block with a 2-light window; 4-light kitchen window below with a segmental arched head. One-light first floor window above the service porch. The right (south) return of the house has 2 gables to the south, a first floor and 2 ground floor windows, the right hand window a canted bay with a hipped roof. The rear (east) elevation is 4 windows and includes a projecting lateral stack to the left, a 3-light transomed stair window with a recessed doorway below with an original door. At the right end a gabled wing in plain red brick may be a slightly later addition to the service end.
Interior: Very well-preserved, including joinery, original chimney-pieces throughout and original floor tiles. Internal porch formed by a glazed timber screen. Principal stair with a substantial timber Gothic balustrade and ramped handrail; marble chimneypieces and plaster cornices to the 2 principal rooms. The service rooms are also very intact. The kitchen has a timber chimney-piece and built-in dresser. Service stair with stick balusters and a Tudor style finial.
Burnside is an almost perfectly-preserved Victorian house of some architectural distinction.
Listing NGR: TQ6781744324
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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