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King's Head House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sissinghurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.109 / 51°6'32"N

Longitude: 0.5606 / 0°33'38"E

OS Eastings: 579340

OS Northings: 137534

OS Grid: TQ793375

Mapcode National: GBR PT6.JJJ

Mapcode Global: VHJN6.NDP4

Entry Name: King's Head House

Listing Date: 20 June 1967

Last Amended: 19 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169103

Location: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst

Built-Up Area: Sissinghurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

King's Head House
20.6.67 (formerly listed as
King's Head PH)

Hall-house, now house and cottage. C15, with projecting wings of the C16, clad
in the C18, with C20 alterations. Timber-framed with red and blue brick ground
floor and tile-hung first floor. Boxed eaves to hipped plain tiled roof with
deep projecting lower return gabled wings, to left with barge-boards. Large
side-stack to left with set-offs, low stack on wing to rear. Two storeys,
jettied gables to wings with moulded bressummers on brackets. Brick step in
re-entrant face of wing to left, possibly originally projecting stack now taken
down to eaves level. Irregular fenestration. One window in return gable to
left, 4 window first floor with one window under each gable and 2 in centre.
Four windows on ground floor, with one window under each gable and 2 in centre.
Entrance to right of recess, with boarded and ribbed door. Boarded door in left
hand gable end to right. The centre on the ground floor was originally recessed,
under a first floor jetty. Wings to rear, in centre and left, that to centre
very deep, and probably the original hall-house, of which the jetty on the street
front was the end jetty.

Listing NGR: TQ7934037534

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

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