“This building, which has been created and furnished at the coat of Charles G. Hale, Esq., is situated at the extreme end of the picturesque village of Seal, and is of red bricks, with tile hangings and roof. It contains parlour, large bar, smoking and reading-room, committee-room (capable of being thrown into the reading- room for entertainment purposes), and retiring- room from reading-room, besides kitchen, offices, manager’s residence, lavatory, &c. Attached to the bar and smoking-room are wide verandahs. to take tables, etc. The walls of parlour are covered with Walton’s Lincrusta to height of top of doors, and finished with dado moulding. The gas-fittings are by Messrs. Faraday, of Berners-street, W. The place has been furnished throughout in walnut and black wood, with marble tables in bar. Mr. Hope Constable, of Penshurst, was the builder, and the architect is Mr. Edwin T. Hall, A.R.I.B.A., of 57, Morgate-street, London.” Published in The Building News, July 22 1881.