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Latitude: 51.0671 / 51°4'1"N
Longitude: 0.519 / 0°31'8"E
OS Eastings: 576590
OS Northings: 132775
OS Grid: TQ765327
Mapcode National: GBR PTR.017
Mapcode Global: FRA C6Z9.G09
Entry Name: Four Wents Cottage tour Wents
Listing Date: 22 June 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1084581
English Heritage Legacy ID: 169822
Location: Hawkhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN18
District: Tunbridge Wells
Civil Parish: Hawkhurst
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
TQ 73 SE
Tour Wents and Four Wents Cottage
House, sometime Inn, now house pair. C15, altered C16 and c.1681. Timber framed
and exposed with plaster infill, part clad on ground floor with red brick,
sandstone and weather boarding, with return elevation part tile hung. Plain tiled
roof. Hall house and cross-wing origin. Two storeys and attic on plinth, with
small panel frame to end left bay, and ground floor, close studded to right on 1st
floor. Jettied to right hand bays and returned to right end left bay recessed.
Hipped roof overall with gablets and 2 hipped dormers. Stacks to centre left and
clustered to right on return wing. Four wooden casements on each floor of
irregular sizes and boarded doors to right in gabled porch, and to left in large
gabled porch with sandstone base, side lights and painted plaster lozenge
decoration in gable and date: B
Interior: (Four Vents only): Stack with sandstone base, inglenook and in-situ
domed bread oven. Crown post roof with tall, unmoulded posts braced eccentrically
to collar purlin and tie beams, all soot blackened. The building may have
originated as a Wealden with single jettied wing (ie combined service/solar)
extended at lower end by close studded and continuous jettied cross-wing.
Listing NGR: TQ7659632773
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