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5, Bird-In-Hand Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Speldhurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1184 / 51°7'6"N

Longitude: 0.1843 / 0°11'3"E

OS Eastings: 552974

OS Northings: 137726

OS Grid: TQ529377

Mapcode National: GBR MPV.Z97

Mapcode Global: VHHQK.44SZ

Entry Name: 5, Bird-In-Hand Street

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067572

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438595

Location: Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Speldhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Speldhurst St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

16/452 No 5


Cottage. Probably late C17/early C18, minor C19 and C20 modernisatian.
Timber-framed on coursed sandstone footings. Most of the frame is hung with
peg-tile but the lower section is weatherboarded. Brick stack and
chimneyshaft. Peg-tile roof.

Plan: 2-room plan house facing north east. Direct entry into the larger left
(south eastern room) which has a projecting gable-end stack. Unheated service
room to right.

2 storeys with secondary rear outshots.

Exterior: Irregular 2-window front of C19 and C20 windows (some frames may be
older) containing iron-framed casements and diamond panes of leaded glass.
Ground floor right (the former service room) window at the right end returning
round the cornerpost; presumably this was once a shop window. Roughly central
doorway up a couple of stone steps contains a probably C19 plank door. Main
roof is gable-ended.

Interior: Only the ground floor was available for inspection at the time of
this survey. The fireplace is blocked by a C20 grate and both rooms have
plain axial joists.

This small, attractive cottage is one of a group of remarkably well-preserved
estate houses associated with Groombridge Place (q.v.) which make up the
village of Old Groombridge.

Listing NGR: TQ5297337723

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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