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Mill Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Tonbridge, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1541 / 51°9'14"N

Longitude: 0.3998 / 0°23'59"E

OS Eastings: 567927

OS Northings: 142168

OS Grid: TQ679421

Mapcode National: GBR NR2.KXG

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.W872

Plus Code: 9F32593X+MW

Entry Name: Mill Cottage

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433767

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

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

(west side)
6/195 Mill Cottage


House, formerly associated with a windmill, which no longer exists. 2
cottages at one time. Probably early C18, although there is said to be
documentary evidence of a building on the site in 1566 (information from
owner). Framed construction, underbuilt in brick of 2 different dates on the
ground floor; tile-hung above, the end walls weatherboarded. Peg-tile roof;
stack with brick shaft.

Plan: South facing, built end on to the road and into the slope of the land
at the west end where there is direct access to the first floor. The windmill
stood to the west. 3 rooms on plan with a rear (north) outshut. The 2 left
hand rooms are larger and heated from back-to-back fireplaces in an axial
stack; smaller unheated room at the right (east) end. A straight joint on the
front elevation, dividing English from Flemish bond brickwork suggests
underbuilding at different dates or 2 phases to the main range. A 1940s
photograph shows 2 front doors, the left hand door no longer exists, the right
hand door leads directly into the right hand (east) heated room, from which
the stair rises on the rear wall. The rear outshut is heated with a rear left
(north west) lateral stack.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window south front. C20 front door to
right of centre. Various C20 2 and 3-light timber casements. Roof half-
hipped at ends. The right (east) return, facing the road has 2 ground floor
C20 windows, one to the outshut and one first floor 2-light C20 casement.

Interior: The right hand heated room has a plain axial beam and a chamfered
lintel to the fireplace. The left hand room has slightly chamfered
intersecting ceiling beams, the fireplace with a C20 lintel. Wall-framing of
slender scantling with straight cut jowls to the wall posts. Common rafter
roof construction with an added ridge board. At the north west the outshut
roof is carried on a tie with raking queen struts.

Listing NGR: TQ6793242170

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

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