ASHURST POST OFFICE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1356639
Date first listed:
07-Apr-1982
Date of most recent amendment:
24-Aug-1990
Statutory Address:
ASHURST POST OFFICE, ASHURST HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
ASHURST POST OFFICE, ASHURST HILL

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Parish:
Speldhurst
National Grid Reference:
TQ 50939 38936

Details

TQ 53 NW SPELDHURST ASHURST HILL, ASHURST

7/432 Ashurst Post Office (formerly 7.4.82 listed as The Post Office)

II

House, part was formerly the post office. Late C17/early C18, some C19 and circa 1982 extensions. Timber-framed and clad with weatherboards; brick stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.

Plan: Small 2-room plan house on a rough south east, north west axis. The larger south western room has a gable-end stack. This is now at the back. The former service end front room is gable-end towards the road. A one-room plan C19 extension to right has a projecting gable-end stack and a lean-to outshot across the front was, until circa 1982, the post office and general stores. Circa 1982 one-room extension projects to right rear with contemporary service rooms behind.

2 storeys.

Exterior: The lean-to (the former shop) has 2 C20 front fixed-pane windows with glazing bars and C20 door into the left end. First floor of main block has an old, probably C19 casement to left containing small panes of ' rectangular glass, this under the gable-end of the original house. C19 extension to right contains an original 16-pane sash, and its roof is gable- ended.

Interior: The old part has plain square-panel framing of relatively slender scantling. Partition has been removed at ground floor level between the 2 original rooms. Main room has a plain chamfered crossbeam. Fireplace is partly blocked. It is plastered with a plain oak lintel. Roof inaccessible but the 1982 list description reports "roof of heavy coupled rafters with a few high collars and purlins at a low level".

Listing NGR: TQ5075738974

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
438497
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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Date: 25 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/13903/04
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