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Statutory Address:

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Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 62338 43518



5/360 Kenward


House. Probably late 1840s/1850s with some C20 internal refurbishment. Yellow stock brick laid in English bond with yellow sandstone and some blue brick dressings, the west elevation partly tile-hung with bands of inverted scalloped tiles, some pebble-dashing. Peg-tile roof with crested ridge tiles; brick stacks. Gothic Revival style of an unarchaeological character.

Plan: Asymmetrical plan. The principal block is basically rectangular under a 2-span roof on a north south axis, entrance on the east side. Service rooms in various irregular blocks adjoining at the north. The entrance leads into a corridor with the stair hall beyond, second corridor from the stair hall to a garden door on the south elevation; principal rooms face south and west.

Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Steep gabled roofs with coped gables with kneelers, finials, and elaborate brick shafts to the stacks, some clustered, some octagonal on plan, some square with moulded, brattished cornices. Original window openings, mostly with cranked heads, glazed with plate glass high transomed casements, triangular attic dormers with trefoil windows, the gables with finials. Asymmetrical 1:3:2:1 east front, the 3-window main block set back between gabled projections with a 3-bay narthex in a rustic C17 style with cranked across the main block. This has piers with banded rustication, C19 patterned floor tiles and a parapet with a pair of engaged octagonal shafts in the centre, crowned with heraldic beasts on either side of a crest carved in relief. Front door in an eclectic style, the door with lozenge panelling in a C17 manner with a fanlight glazed in imitation of a rose window with an egg-and-dart moulding framing it. One-light windows with stained glass flank the front door. 3 first floor 2-light casements, 2 gabled dormers. The gabled block to the left (south) has a projecting stack with a corbel to one of the first floor flues and a one-light attic chimney window; row of elaborate chimney-shafts. The south east corner has a diagonally- positioned projecting bay with a battered stone roof and a 2-light square- headed high-transomed casement. 2 window gabled block to the right of the narthex and, beyond it, a single-storey block gabled to the east. The left (south) return continues in the same style with 2 gables to the south, the right hand gable with a 2-storey shallow rectangular bay with a parapet and 4- light mullioned windows with chamfered stone mullions and cranked arched lights. 2-leaf glazed garden door with a cranked arch and high transom. Angled bay across the south west corner matching the south east corner bay. The west elevation, which is largely tile-hung, has a gabled projection to the left of the main block with a 2-storey canted bay with a row of one-light cranked arched windows to the first floor and square-headed windows to the ground floor. The irregular service blocks set back to the left have similar cranked arched windows.

Interior: Mixture of early C19 and C20 features with little later alteration. Stair with turned balusters; some rooms fitted out with Adam style panelling and chimney-pieces.

A very striking and rather idiosyncratic Gothic Revival house.

Listing NGR: TQ6233843518


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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: 13 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16251/21
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