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The Bailiffs House

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1704 / 51°10'13"N

Longitude: 0.3522 / 0°21'8"E

OS Eastings: 564540

OS Northings: 143869

OS Grid: TQ645438

Mapcode National: GBR NQT.KW8

Mapcode Global: VHJMQ.2V24

Plus Code: 9F3259C2+5V

Entry Name: The Bailiffs House

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433847

Location: Capel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Capel

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tudeley cum Capel with Five Oak Green

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Cottage. C17 origins, altered and rearranged probably in the early/mid C19,
Some circa 1970 modernisation. Timber-framed; ground floor level underbuilt
with brick; red brick facing bond with some burnt headers on the front with
C20 brick on the end walls, framing above first floor level clad with peg-
tile; brick stack and chimneyshaft; peg-tile roof.

Plan: House faces south set back from the lane. It has a 2-room lobby
entrance plan; former kitchen to left and parlour to right. Central axial
stack serves back-to-back fireplaces. Continuous outshots across the rear are
now in domestic use and part used for present kitchen. Present layout is
essentially the result of the early/mid C19 remodelling. However it does
include C17 fabric particularly at the kitchen (southern) end where, before
the C19, there was evidently an unheated room.

2 storeys with attics in the roofspace and lean-to outshots to rear.

Exterior: Symmetrical 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars.
Central front lobby entrance doorway contains a C19 plank door under a flat
hood on shaped brackets. Tall roof is half-hipped both ends and contains 2
hipped roof dormers.

Interior: C17 carpentry shows in the former kitchen. Here there is an axial
chamfered and step-stopped beam set into a crossbeam close to the
chimneybreast. Mortises in the soffit of the crossbeam show that this was
originally part of a framed crosswall. In the former parlour there is another
probably C17 crossbeam and it too is set a short distance from the
chimneybreast. The axial beam and joists here however are C19. The
fireplaces have been refurbished and many of the bricks have been turned round
and reset. Both have chamfered oak lintels. At first floor level the frame
is plastered over, so too is most of the roof structure in the attics although
it is apparently 3 bays and is probably of clasped side purlin structure.

Listing NGR: TQ6454043869

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