THE WOOD HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1362096
Date first listed:
03-May-1984
Statutory Address:
THE WOOD HOUSE, UPPER GREEN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE WOOD HOUSE, UPPER GREEN ROAD

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tonbridge and Malling (District Authority)
Parish:
Shipbourne
National Grid Reference:
TQ 59517 52051

Details

TQ 55 SE SHIPBOURNE UPPER GREEN ROAD 3/29 The Wood House

II

House. 1937 to the designs of Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry. Important house of the International Modern style and the only known weather-boarded house in England by Gropius. Weather-boarded with plain bracketed eaves to the slightly sloping roofs. Two-storey main block to south with terrace. One-storey dining room extension to left of south front, with double French casements in south and loggia to right set at angle with stair mounting up to right. Low one-storey wing to north-west comprising guest suite with slightly taller integral garage at end. North-east wing of one-storey containing outbuildings. Windows on both floors of south front in long rows, and in 3 groups on guest wing, all metal-framed casements. Entrance in west end of south block with deep, sloping weather-hood on slender metal supports. Interior. In original condition with door-furniture and window casements by Zeiss of Germany. Dining room. Beige marble central table on 2 wooden supports and similar surfaces to 2 sideboards. Three copper light fittings on walls. Sun Room. Beige marble top to bookshelves and integral fireplace. Original stair in place.

Listing NGR: TQ5951752051

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
357413
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: 03 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/09390/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Jeremy Hills. Source Historic England Archive
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