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Somerhill Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1798 / 51°10'47"N

Longitude: 0.3244 / 0°19'27"E

OS Eastings: 562561

OS Northings: 144848

OS Grid: TQ625448

Mapcode National: GBR NQL.YNF

Mapcode Global: VHHQ7.KLVY

Plus Code: 9F3258HF+WQ

Entry Name: Somerhill Cottages

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251316

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433992

Location: Capel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN11

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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5/249 Nos 1-4 (inclusive) Somerhill


Row of 4 cottages. Late C19 with some C20 extensions. Ground floor level is
Flemish bond red brick with decorative burnt headers, timber-framing above is
clad with red tile including bands of scallop-shaped tiles; brick stacks and
chimneyshafts including several original chimneypots; red tile roof including
bands of scallop tiles.

Plan: Row of 4 contemporary cottages facing north and numbering 1-4 from
right (west) to left (east). Each cottages has a one-room plan with the front
doorway, entrance hall and staircase to one side. Each two are a mirror-plan
of the other two. The end cottages (Nos 1 and 4) have doorways towards each
end and the middle cottages (Nos 2 and 3) have doorways towards the centre,
side by side. Axial stacks between Nos 1 and 2 and Nos 3 and 4 serve back-to-
back fireplaces.

All cottages are 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace and there are C20
extensions each end.

Exterior: Overall symmetrical 4-window front of various C20 casements without
glazing bars. All 4 front doorways are elliptical arches containing original
plank doors with vertical coverstrips. The main roof is gable-ended and
includes 4 gabled dormers containing original casement windows with glazing
bars. The gables have plain bargeboards with apex pendants.

Interiors: Show no carpentry detail and contain some original joinery.

Listing NGR: TQ6256144848

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