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Farm Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2269 / 51°13'36"N

Longitude: 0.2445 / 0°14'40"E

OS Eastings: 556820

OS Northings: 149914

OS Grid: TQ568499

Mapcode National: GBR MNS.2MT

Mapcode Global: VHHQ0.6F4B

Plus Code: 9F3266GV+QR

Entry Name: Farm Cottage

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363177

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179636

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hildenborough

Built-Up Area: Hildenborough

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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TQ 54 NE
5/203 Farm Cottage
House, in use as hostel. Circa mid/late C17, altered in the mid C19, when it
was divided into 2 cottages, some internal re-planning of the C20 and C20 rear
centre wing. Framed construction, underbuilt in brick of various different
dates, C19 or early C20 tile-hanging to the first floor with bands of shaped
tiles; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.

Plan: West-facing single depth range, 4-rooms wide with a C20 rear wing at
right angles forming an overall T plan. The C17 plan is unclear, the existing
arrangement, with the right end room heated from an end stack and the first
room from the left heated by an axial stack probably dates from the sub-
division into cottages, giving each a heated parlour and unheated service
room. The axial stack is C17.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with 2 identical C19 or C20
porches with hipped roofs on brick piers, mid C19 plank and cover strip front
doors-, 4 first floor 3-light C19 casements, 2 panes per light; 3 similar
ground floor casements, recessed below C19 chamfered stopped lintels. The
rear elevation preserves C19 plank doors and casement windows. Roof gabled at

Interior: Plain except for a C17 chamfered stopped longitudinal beam in the
first ground floor room from the left. Ceiling beams of large scantling are
said to survive elsewhere but have been plastered over.

Roof: Clasped purlin roof of the C17 survives, heavily repaired in the C20.

An attractive, largely C19 exterior with some C17 internal features surviving.

Listing NGR: TQ5682049914

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