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Chancel House and Church House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hadlow, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2236 / 51°13'25"N

Longitude: 0.3388 / 0°20'19"E

OS Eastings: 563415

OS Northings: 149757

OS Grid: TQ634497

Mapcode National: GBR NQ7.8GD

Mapcode Global: VHHQ1.THHT

Plus Code: 9F3268FQ+CG

Entry Name: Chancel House and Church House

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Last Amended: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236882

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179458

Location: Hadlow, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hadlow

Built-Up Area: Hadlow

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hadlow

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 63 49
7/22 Chancel House and Church House
20.10.54 (formerly listed as Church House
and Police House)


Pair of houses. Early C18 with some C19 and C20 modernisation. The ground
floor level is Flemish bond brick, the first floor is timber-framed and hung
with peg-tile on the end walls and mathematical tiles on the front; brick
stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.

Plan: Pair of contemporary mirror-plan cottages facing east, Chancel House to
left (south) and Church House to right. Each has 2 principal rooms, parlour
in the middle and dining room at the end. Direct entry through small internal
porch into the parlour which is heated by a rear lateral stack. Stairs rise
alongside this stack. Dining rooms have gable-end stacks. Integral rear
outshots include the services. The kitchen share an axial stack in the party

Both are 2 storeys with attics and lean-to single-storey outshots.

Exterior: Overall symmetrical 5-window front, all late C19 horned 4-pane
sashes, probably contemporary with the mathematical tiles. Paired front
doorways. Both frames are early C18, so to is the fielded panel door to left
(Chancel House) and the shared flat-roofed hood with moulded edges. Original
timber eaves cornice including modillion brackets. Mansard roof is
sprocketted to the front and to rear continues down over the service outshots.
It is gable ended. 2 front flat-roofed dormers to the attics. These and the
windows in each gable end are casements; the right end one (Church Cottage)
includes 2 originals containing diamond panes of leaded glass.

Interior: Only Chancel House was inspected but Church House should be
similar. Both front rooms have exposed axial beams, chamfered with runout
stops. The curving back of the original brick fireplace in the parlour behind
a replacement chimneypiece. The joinery detail is plain. Original roof
structure is mostly plastered but there are staggered butt purlins between the

This is a particularly good pair of modest early C18 houses amongst a good
group of listed buildings close by the Church of St Mary (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TQ6341549757

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

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