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Latitude: 51.1827 / 51°10'57"N
Longitude: 0.1792 / 0°10'45"E
OS Eastings: 552403
OS Northings: 144859
OS Grid: TQ524448
Mapcode National: GBR MP2.XSL
Mapcode Global: VHHQ5.2J2Q
Entry Name: Lilac Cottage
Listing Date: 16 May 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244257
English Heritage Legacy ID: 449180
Location: Penshurst, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN11
Civil Parish: Penshurst
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Chiddingstone Causeway St Luke
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
The following building shall be added to the list:
TQ 5244 PENSHURST PENSHURST ROAD
22/2000 Lilac Cottage
Cottage, ornée. Built in 1825 by William Wells, owner of the Red Leaf Estate as
the residence of his Head Gardener, Joseph Wells. Built of sandstone random
rubble with tiled roof with some pointed tiles, central panelled stone
chimneystack and unpanelled stone chimneystack to rear. Roughly L-shaped.
Gable ends have curious 1/2 hips with 5 elaborate pendants and fretted
bargeboards. Under each gable is ground floor 4 light bay with wooden casements
and fishscale tiled roof with fretwork to sides and pendants. Doorcase in angle
of the L has original porch on 4 channelled wooden piers with unusual fretted
decoration. Plank door. Extension has some timber framing exposed and plain
casement. The materials all came from the estate.
(See Gardener's Magazine July 1839 by J C London p.373
BOE West Kent and the Weald, J Newman p.461).
Listing NGR: TQ5240344859
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