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Latitude: 51.181 / 51°10'51"N
Longitude: 0.343 / 0°20'34"E
OS Eastings: 563860
OS Northings: 145026
OS Grid: TQ638450
Mapcode National: GBR NQM.X4J
Mapcode Global: VHHQ7.WLQ0
Entry Name: Oasthouse Approximately 5 Metres East of Tatlingbury Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 August 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1261896
English Heritage Legacy ID: 436309
Location: Capel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12
District: Tunbridge Wells
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
TQ 64 NW CAPEL FIVE OAK GREEN ROAD
1/261 Oasthouse approx 5m east of
Oasthouse. C19, probably 2 phases. Mostly English bond brick, both red and
ochre-coloured; some is timber-framed and clad with weatherboards; slate roof,
and hop kilns have coated brick roofs.
Plan: Large oasthouse. The double depth stowage is on a rough east west axis
with the west end facing into the farmyard. The stowage is open at ground
floor level on the north side. The rear (southern) section of the stowage is
not full length and there are 2 hop kilns behind the east end of the northern
stowage. At the east end is a cluster of 4 hop kilns, 2 each side of a narrow
extension of the northern section of the stowage.
Exterior: North long side of the stowage is 5 bays; an open arcade of plain
posts at ground floor level and at first floor level there are 2 plain plank
doorways to the loading hatches and 3 horizontal sliding sash windows, all
C19. In the double gable west end at first floor level a similar loading
hatch doorway to left (complete with sack hoist) and similar window to right
over a wide c-art entrance. Hop kilns are circular in section with cogged
brick eaves cornice. One of the kilns (to south fo the stowage) is missing
its roof but the other 5 have tall conical roofs with cowls.
Interior: Has plain but sturdy carpentry.
This impressive oasthouse forms part of an attractive group with medieval
Tatlingbury Farmhouse (q.v.) and its C17 barn (q.v.).
Listing NGR: TQ6382645009
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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