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The Old Cloth Hall, Cranbrook

Description: The Old Cloth Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 168932

OS Grid Reference: TQ7910235728
OS Grid Coordinates: 579102, 135728
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0929, 0.5563

Location: Biddenden, Kent TN17 3NR

Locality: Cranbrook
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 3NR

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Listing Text

TQ 73 NE
(west side)
The Old Cloth Hall
- II*

Cloth hall, now house. C15, floored in C16 with subsidiary C17 wing with some
C18 cladding; restored and extended in early C20. Timber framed and clad in
red brick on ground floor exposed with some close studding and curved braces
on first floor. North side tile hung. Plain tiled roofs. Tall brick stack to
rear of left hand wing on ridge. Stack off-ridge to front to right. L-plan
with earlier wing to left. 2 storeys and attics. Irregular fenestration of 3
windows on first floor and 2 on ground floor of wing to left and 4 windows on
both floors of end of projecting wing to right. Projecting stair bay on left
wing with short catslide roof. Wide and shallow square bay with small pentice
roof at end of left hand wing. 2 storey hipped roofed porch to right in angle
with right wing. Tudor-arched entrance with moulded wooden surround and
boarded and ribbed door. Interior: substantial timber frame with jowled posts.
Roof of possible crown post type with only part open showing collars removed.
Large kitchen fireplace with very wide chamfered bressummer.

Listing NGR: TQ7910235728

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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