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Latitude: 51.1186 / 51°7'6"N
Longitude: 0.1841 / 0°11'2"E
OS Eastings: 552961
OS Northings: 137742
OS Grid: TQ529377
Mapcode National: GBR MPV.Z7W
Mapcode Global: VHHQK.44PV
Entry Name: 8, 9 and 10, Bird-In-Hand Street
Listing Date: 20 October 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067574
English Heritage Legacy ID: 438598
Location: Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3
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
TQ 53 37 SPELDHURST BIRD-IN-HAND STREET, OLD
16/455 Nos 8, 9 and 10
Row of 3 cottages. Early/mid C19. Flemish bond red brick with decorative
burnt headers; brick stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.
Plan: Row of 3 contemporary cottages facing north east onto the lane,
numbering 8-10 from left to right. All have similar one-room plans, each a
mirror plan of the other with front doorway the other end of the stack. Axial
stack between Nos 8 and 9 serves back-to-back fireplaces and to No 10 has a
projecting gable-end stack.
2 storeys with attics in the roofspace.
Exterior: Regular 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars,
the ground floor ones have low segmental brick arches over. All cottages have
C19 plank doors under shallow hoods on shaped timber brackets. Main roof is
gable-ended and contains 3 hip-roofed dormers.
Interior: No exposed carpentry. Roof not inspected.
This row of small C19 cottages add variety to the superlative group of
buildings associated with Groombridge Place (q.v.) in Old Groombridge village.
Listing NGR: TQ5295837745
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