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Iron's Lane Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2277 / 51°13'39"N

Longitude: 0.2077 / 0°12'27"E

OS Eastings: 554247

OS Northings: 149928

OS Grid: TQ542499

Mapcode National: GBR MNJ.Z7J

Mapcode Global: VHHPZ.KD5P

Entry Name: Iron's Lane Cottage

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179604

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Hildenborough

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NW
4/171 Iron's Lane Cottage

Small house. Circa late C17/early C18. Framed construction on a Kent
ragstone plinth, the ground floor framing with brick infill exposed at both
ends, the front elevation tile-hung; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.

Plan and Development: A south-facing house, 2 rooms wide with a probably
later rear outshut. The principal room, a kitchen/parlour, at the right
(east) end, is heated from a projecting end stack with a small unheated
service room- to the left (west) with a straight flight stair between. The
present entrance is directly into the heated room with a second door on the
left (west) end. It is not clear whether the outshut is integral or

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front with a C20 front doorway
and door, slightly to right of centre. 1-, 2- and 3-light C20 timber casement
windows. The right end stack is massive with set-offs, a C20 axial stack has
b-en inserted to left of centre. The side walls of the outshut are brick.
Roof, half-hipped at left end, gabled at right end.

Interior: The right hand room has a chamfered stopped crossbeam and exposed
joists. The fireplace has been blocked but the oak chamfered lintel survives
intact. The service room has exposed joists.

Roof: Not inspected but early carpentry said to survive.

The house is said to have been named after an iron railway bridge nearby. It
may have been a keeper's cottage on the Nizels estate.

A small traditional house with interior features of interest.

Listing NGR: TQ5424749928

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

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