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Latitude: 51.1508 / 51°9'2"N
Longitude: 0.3999 / 0°23'59"E
OS Eastings: 567945
OS Northings: 141795
OS Grid: TQ679417
Mapcode National: GBR NR2.ZW4
Mapcode Global: VHJMX.WB8N
Plus Code: 9F32592X+8X
Entry Name: South Cottage
Listing Date: 20 October 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1249643
English Heritage Legacy ID: 431804
Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12
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 67 41 BRENCHLEY HIGH STREET
15/94 South Cottage
House. C16 or earlier origins, remodelled in the C17, roof raised in the late
C19. Framed construction, the first floor weatherboarded, the ground floor
brick; peg-tile roof; brick stack.
Plan: South facing, the present arrangement is a single depth main block, 2
rooms wide with a cross passage entrance to left of centre, both front rooms
heated from end stacks. Various rear additions. The size of the wall-framing
on the rear wall suggests that the house dates from the C16. The cross
passage is probably an C18 arrangement.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Roof gabled at ends; massive projecting left end stack
with a tall shaft and tile-hung set-offs. Asymmetrical 3-window front with a
gabled C19 porch to left of centre with a tiled roof and lattice sides; C20
plank and cover strip front door. 2 early C19 20-pane sashes to ground floor
right, to the left of the porch an early C19 canted bay with a 24-pane sash in
the centre and 8-pane sashes in the outer lights. 3 first floor 3-light
casements, 2 panes per light in probably C18 moulded frames; 2 late C19 gabled
attic dormers with 2-light casements with glazing bars.
Interior: Ground floor left has a 4-panel ceiling of probably C17
intersecting beams, the left hand partition of the cross passage post-dates
the ceiling; open fireplace with stone jambs. The wall framing of the left
end of the house includes curved tension braces and jowled wall posts.
Evidence that the right hand end of the house has been rebuilt.
Roof: Late C19. The present owner has a C19 photograph showing the house
before the roof was raised.
South Cottage is an attractive and unspoiled evolved traditional house in a
crucial position in an outstanding village.
Listing NGR: TQ6794541795
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