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Lilac Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Penshurst, Kent

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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

Plus Code: 9F3255MH+3M

Entry Name: Lilac Cottage

Listing Date: 16 May 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449180

Location: Penshurst, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Penshurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Chiddingstone Causeway St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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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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