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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1263698
English Heritage Legacy ID: 431656
Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12
Civil Parish: Brenchley
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Brenchley All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 64 SE BRENCHLEY FURNACE LANE
6/80 Wrangling Cottage
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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