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Bell Cottage, Steps and Handrail

A Grade II Listed Building in Staplehurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1582 / 51°9'29"N

Longitude: 0.5523 / 0°33'8"E

OS Eastings: 578573

OS Northings: 142981

OS Grid: TQ785429

Mapcode National: GBR PSM.8GY

Mapcode Global: VHJN0.J4BY

Entry Name: Bell Cottage, Steps and Handrail

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060724

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174601

Location: Staplehurst, Maidstone, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Staplehurst

Built-Up Area: Staplehurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 74 SE (West side)

3/135 Bell Cottage,
steps and
23.5.67 handrail


Part of public house, now house. Late C16 or early C17. Timber
framed. Ground floor red and grey brick in Flemish bond, first
floor clad with banded plain and fishscale tiles. Both floors of
long left side weatherboarded. Plain tile roof. Built at right-
angles to road and formerly an integral part of the Bell public
house to right. 2 storeys and cellar. First floor of front gable
end jettied on moulded bressumer, which continues slightly to right
of right end of gable. Solid-spandrel bracket to left of door.
Jettied coved eaves to rear gable end. Stack not easily visible
from road. One 3-light first-floor casement. Canted oriel window
to ground floor, with cellar hatch under. Half-glazed door to
right end, up 7 stone steps rising against wall of house, with plain
iron handrail and stick balusters. Interior: only partly inspected.
Ovolo-moulded cross and axial beams to ground floor of front room,
with evidence for integral corridor down right side (within building).
Blocked chamfered rectangular doorway towards front of right side.
Inglenook fireplace. Public House to right (The Bell) rebuilt in
early C20 after a fire. (see drawing in K. Gravett, Timber and Brick
Building in Kent, 1971.)

Listing NGR: TQ7856742995

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