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Description: Bell Cottage
Sissinghurst Post Office
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
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CRANBROOK THE STREET, (NORTH
TQ 7837-7937 SIDE), SISSINGHURST
20.6.67 Office and Bell
listed as No 7 The
Office with the Post-
Master's House, Rose
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
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Source: English Heritage
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