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Oak Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Five Oak Green, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1838 / 51°11'1"N

Longitude: 0.3569 / 0°21'24"E

OS Eastings: 564817

OS Northings: 145366

OS Grid: TQ648453

Mapcode National: GBR NQN.M1V

Mapcode Global: VHJMQ.4HJW

Plus Code: 9F3259M4+GP

Entry Name: Oak Cottage

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434001

Location: Capel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Capel

Built-Up Area: Five Oak Green

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. Mid/late C17, refurbished in the late C19 with some circa 1986
modernisation. Timber-framed, ground floor underbuilt with Flemish bond red
brick, clad with peg-tile above; brick stack and chimneyshaft; peg-tile roof.

Plan: 3-room lobby entrance plan house set back from the Green facing south
east. At the left (south west) end is a small unheated service room, probably
a buttery or dairy originally. Alongside is the parlour and at the right end
the former kitchen. Between hall and parlour an axial stack serves back-to-
back fireplaces and lobby entrance in front. Straight flight stairs rise from
parlour along rear wall of the service room. Much of the roof was rearranged
in the late C19 and the parlour and service room partition was removed in the

2 storeys with attics in the roofspace and C19 summerhouse to rear of former
kitchen and lean-to outhots across the rest of the rear.

Exterior: Irregular 3-window front of circa 1988 uPVC casements with glazing
bars, built the same size as the windows they replaced. Front doorway right
of centre contains late C19/early C20 part-glazed plank door behind
contemporary gabled porch. Tall roof is half-hipped both ends and includes a
single front dormer, the roof pitch lifted to accommodate it.

Interior: This framed structure is essentially C17. Where it is exposed on
the first floor each bay has relatively slender straight tension braces. Main
rooms have chamfered axial beams with scroll stops in the kitchen and bar-
scroll stops in the parlour. Both main fireplaces are brick with plain oak
lintels, the kitchen one is larger and includes a cupboard and blocked oven
doorway. The rail between parlour and service room has initials and an
inverted heart motif carved onto it above the stair. Roof structure is mostly
hidden behind C19 and C20 plaster but appears to have been remodelled in the
C19. It has no collars now.

Listing NGR: TQ6481745366

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