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Latitude: 51.1513 / 51°9'4"N
Longitude: 0.3809 / 0°22'51"E
OS Eastings: 566614
OS Northings: 141806
OS Grid: TQ666418
Mapcode National: GBR NR2.M48
Mapcode Global: VHJMX.KB79
Entry Name: Swingle Swangle Cottages
Listing Date: 24 August 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1249093
English Heritage Legacy ID: 430933
Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12
District: Tunbridge Wells
Civil Parish: Brenchley
Built-Up Area: Brenchley
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Brenchley All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 64 SE BRENCHLEY BRENCHLEY ROAD, WALNUT TREE
6/51 Swingle Swangle Cottages
Row of cottages, formerly almshouses. Probably early C19 with some C20
alteration. English and Flemish bond brick with plastered dressings in
imitation of stone; slate roof; brick stacks.
Plan: Row of 4 cottages on the roadside, facing north east. The outer
cottages have doors to the right, the 2 centre cottages have adjacent doors.
The left hand (south) cottage is separately-roofed, with a wider span and an
axial stack. 2 axial stacks to the rest of the range, one with a corbelled
brick cornice. Interior not inspected, details of plan unclear at time of
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front. The doorways all preserve
attractive plaster detail, the jambs rendered, the lintels plastered to
imitate stone voussoirs, including incised panels and imitation keystones with
rusticated ornament. The original ground floor windows have similar
decoration over the lintels, shoulderedd architraves and sill brackets. First
floor windows with eared shouldered architraves. The left hand block is
Flemish bond brick with imitation quoins in plaster at the abutment with the
adjacent block. The left hand door is a C20 replacement, the 2 centre doors
are C19 and panelled; plank door to the right. 3 original ground floor 16-
pane C19 sash windows. 2 windows have unfortunately been replaced by a C20
bow and a C20 bay window. 5 first floor 16-pane C19 sashes.
Interior: Not inspected.
Enough of the original external detail survives to offset the unfortunate
Group value with Walnut Tree Cottage and the Chapel (q.v.) on the opposite
side of the road.
Listing NGR: TQ6661441806
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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