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Wrangling Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1498 / 51°8'59"N

Longitude: 0.424 / 0°25'26"E

OS Eastings: 569630

OS Northings: 141746

OS Grid: TQ696417

Mapcode National: GBR NR4.S0C

Mapcode Global: VHJMY.9CHC

Plus Code: 9F324CXF+WH

Entry Name: Wrangling Cottage

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263698

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431656

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

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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Small house. Circa 1700 with circa mid C20 additions. Framed construction,
clad in weatherboarding; peg-tile roofs; brick stack.

Plan: North facing. 2 bays. The main block is 2-cell with a large heated
room to the east and an unheated service end containing the stair and now
divided axially into 2 rooms. Entrance on the front into the unheated end.
An outshut has been added at the east end, probably in the C18. C20 addition,
triangular on plan, adjoins the front left (north east) corner, C20 porch

Exterior: 2 storeys. Roof gabled at left end, half-hipped at right end;
massive left end stack with a tall shaft and corbelled brick cornice.
Asymmetrical 2-window front with probably C19 2-light casements with glazing
bars. C20 porch with a lean-to roof. The rear elevation preserves one ground
and one first floor 3-light C18 mullioned window with sunk bead mouldings to
the mullions and hand-made window furniture.

Interior: The heated room has a crossbeam with runout stops, exposed joists
and a fireplace lintel with scroll stops. The fireplace has a keeping place
and evidence of a former bread oven. The wall framing is largely intact, the
wallposts with formed jowls.

Roof: Clasped purlin construction, augmented with a king post and strut
arrangement on the first floor axial ceiling beam over the heated room. The
roof timbers include some re-used sooted rafters. The collar over the
unheated end is steeply-cambered.

Listing NGR: TQ6963041746

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