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Swingle Swangle Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249093

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430933

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

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

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Listing Text


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
survey (1989).

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pane C19 sash windows. 2 windows have unfortunately been replaced by a C20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
window replacements.

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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