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Latitude: 51.1657 / 51°9'56"N
Longitude: 0.4029 / 0°24'10"E
OS Eastings: 568097
OS Northings: 143465
OS Grid: TQ680434
Mapcode National: GBR NQX.SSX
Mapcode Global: VHJMQ.XYVQ
Plus Code: 9F325C83+74
Entry Name: Hoppers Cottage the Roundels
Listing Date: 24 August 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1251132
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433752
Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12
Civil Parish: 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 MILE OAK
6/181 Hoppers Cottage and the
2 houses, converted from a barn. Barn circa late C17/early C18 in origin
(documented in 1730), converted to houses between 1842 and 1864, renovations
of the 1970s. Framed construction, the ground floor underbuilt in Flemish
bond brick, the first floor weatherboarded; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.
Plan: East facing. 2 2-cell houses each with an axial stack, the internal
plan of Hoppers Cottage with some C20 alterations since the original
conversion, the Roundels not inspected internally.
Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Symmetrical 4-window front plus one window to
a lower-roofed addition to the Roundels at the south end. 4 ground floor 3-
light C20 small-pane casements, 6 similar first floor 2-light casements. The
old List Description (1949) described sash windows, these probably dated from
the original conversion. Roof half-hipped at ends, with deep eaves and the
half-hip oversailing to shelter former loft doors in the end walls.
Interior: Hoppers Cottage only inspected; this preserves original wall-
framing on the first floor, the wall posts with formed jowls. Most of the
braces between wall post and tie beam have been removed.
Forms a group with neighbouring listed houses at Mile Oak.
An example of an early barn conversion.
The present owner has material relating to the history of the building.
Listing NGR: TQ6809743465
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