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Statutory Address:

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Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Paddock Wood
National Grid Reference:
TQ 67632 45816



2/328 Swatlands


House. Circa mid C17, altered and extended in circa 1800. C17 core originally framed construction but apparently totally rebuilt on the front and return walls, which are rendered with chamfered rustication to the ground floor. Slate roof to the front block, peg-tile to the rear block; stacks with rendered shafts and flared chimneypots.

Plan and Development: South facing; double-depth plan, 3 rooms wide. The front block is a C17 3 room lobby entrance plan house, lower end to the right (east). In circa 1800 a separately-roofed rear service block was added on the same axis and the exterior of the house was refronted and gentrified. The lower end room was given a garden entrance on the right (east) return and eventually used as a farm office.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front with a parapet, the slate roof half-hipped at ends. Circa 1800 panelled front door to the lobby entrance to right of centre. C20 casement windows, mostly in original embrasures. Early/mid C19 verandah on cast iron columns with a corrugated plastic and glazed roof and the remains of a timber canopy. The right return has ball finials to the parapets of each block and 3 circa early C19 sash windows with floating cornices on brackets. C20 door into the lower end room below a floating cornice on brackets. The rear elevation preserves 2 circa 1800 small pane first floor sashes and 2 later C19 sashes on the first floor. Large C20 conservatory added at the rear.

Interior: Good survival of C17 carpentry. The 2 right hand ground floor rooms have chamfered stopped crossbeams and joists. The hall fireplace preserves a damaged oak lintel, the lower end room fireplace is blocked. The framing of the rear wall of the C17 block survives in part including a complete wallpost. First floor archway of circa 1800.

Roof: Clasped purlin construction with evidence of further curved queen struts to one crosswall.

Listing NGR: TQ6763245816


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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.

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Date: 26 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/14274/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Philip Lambert. Source Historic England Archive
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