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Forge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Tonbridge, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1508 / 51°9'3"N

Longitude: 0.3691 / 0°22'8"E

OS Eastings: 565786

OS Northings: 141732

OS Grid: TQ657417

Mapcode National: GBR NR1.XSJ

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.BBYM

Plus Code: 9F325929+8J

Entry Name: Forge Cottage

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Last Amended: 7 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432469

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: Matfield St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 65 41

THE GREEN, Matfield
(south side) Forge Cottage
(Formerly Known as (MATFIELD GREEN,previously listed as The Forge)

House.Circa late C17/early C18. Framed construction, clad with weatherboarding; peg-tile roof; stack with brick shaft. Plan:The main block is two rooms wide, with a large heated room to the left (south) where the house adjoins the Old Forge.Service rooms in a rear outshut with a rear centre stair projection.The partition between the two ground floor rooms has been removed.The house adjoins the White House (q.v.)and shares a continuous roof with it although internal evidence indicates that the White House is later.Exterior: two storeys and attic.Symmetrical three-bay front with a deep mansard roof.Central C19 panelled front door with a shallow porch with a moulded cornice. Three-light circa late C17 casement windows, two to each floor, with square leaded panes, some preserving fine blacksmith-made window furniture with spring catches with iron scrolls. Three flat roofed attic dormers with small-pane casements. Interior: Some exposed framing of slender scantling.First floor and roofspace not inspected, but roof said to preserve a former hip at the north end. Weatherboarding on the north end wall, abutting the White House, was formerly external.

Listing NGR: TQ6578641732

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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