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Bell Cottage Sissinghurst Post Office, Cranbrook

Description: Bell Cottage Sissinghurst Post Office

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 169098

OS Grid Reference: TQ7941637524
OS Grid Coordinates: 579416, 137524
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1089, 0.5616

Location: The Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2JG

Locality: Cranbrook
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 2JG

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Listing Text

Sissinghurst Post
20.6.67 Office and Bell
Cottage, (formerly
listed as No 7 The
Street, Sissinghurst
Sissinghurst Post
Office with the Post-
Master's House, Rose
Cottage, Sissinghurst)

Cloth hall, now post office and cottage. C15 altered in C16 with C18 cladding.
Timber-framed on rendered plinth with weather-boarding cladding and rendered
ground floor to right. Plain tiled roof with stack to rear at left, gablet of
rear wing appearing over main ridge towards centre. Brick stack on rear wing.
Sissinghurst Post Office, (to right). Irregular fenestration of 3 windows on
first floor, casements. Large shop-front projecting at left with central glazed
door. Large casement window to right of centre. Boarded door to right. Bell
Cottage, (to left). Two storeys. Irregular fenestration of 2 windows on first
floor and one large window in centre on ground floor, C19 casements. Boarded
door with central glazed panel to right. Central 2-storey wing to rear, with
jettied gable and octagonal oriel on brackets below. Similar coved jettied
gable on west face of this wing, on bressummer decorated with billet decoration.
Octagonal oriel below on brackets. Interior: Substantial timber-frame. Heavily
jowled posts and chamfered ground floor ceiling beams.

Listing NGR: TQ7941637524

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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