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Gatehouse Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1477 / 51°8'51"N

Longitude: 0.3985 / 0°23'54"E

OS Eastings: 567855

OS Northings: 141446

OS Grid: TQ678414

Mapcode National: GBR NR2.ZHB

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.VFJ1

Entry Name: Gatehouse Cottages

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431649

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: 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

TQ 67 41 BRENCHLEY FAIRMANS LANE

15/73 Nos 1 and 2 Gatehouse Cottages

GV II

Pair of cottages. Probably C18. Ground floor stretcher bond brick, first
floor framed construction clad in weatherboarding. Peg-tile roof; brick
stacks.

Plan: East facing and forming a group with No 3, at right angles and sited to
the south. Pair of small 2-cell cottages with outshuts, the outer principal
rooms heated from end stacks. No 2 only inspected internally. This has a
heated room to the left (south) and smaller service room to the right,
adjoining No 1. The rear outshut contains the original stair. Direct
entrance into the heated room, C20 rear left (south west) addition. No 1
possibly mirror plan.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Almost symmetrical 4-window front, the roof gabled at
ends, the left end stack (No 2) massive and projecting with a tile-hung set-
off. Each cottage has a C19 plank door, slightly towards the centre of the
range and 1-, 2- and 3-light small-pane C19 and C20 timnber casements.

Interior: No 2 has a large open fireplace with a re-used timber lintel.
Plain exposed carpentry to ground and first floor ceilings. The wall-framing
exposed on the first floor is of slender scantling with plain wall posts and
evidence of the extensive re-use of old timbers. The stair in the outshut
consists of simple quadrant timber baulks fixed to a ladder frame.

Roof: Not inspected.


Listing NGR: TQ6785541446

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

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