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King's Head House, Cranbrook

Description: King's Head House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 169103

OS Grid Reference: TQ7934037534
OS Grid Coordinates: 579340, 137534
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1090, 0.5606

Location: The Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2JE

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

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Listing Text

King's Head House
20.6.67 (formerly listed as
King's Head PH)

Hall-house, now house and cottage. C15, with projecting wings of the C16, clad
in the C18, with C20 alterations. Timber-framed with red and blue brick ground
floor and tile-hung first floor. Boxed eaves to hipped plain tiled roof with
deep projecting lower return gabled wings, to left with barge-boards. Large
side-stack to left with set-offs, low stack on wing to rear. Two storeys,
jettied gables to wings with moulded bressummers on brackets. Brick step in
re-entrant face of wing to left, possibly originally projecting stack now taken
down to eaves level. Irregular fenestration. One window in return gable to
left, 4 window first floor with one window under each gable and 2 in centre.
Four windows on ground floor, with one window under each gable and 2 in centre.
Entrance to right of recess, with boarded and ribbed door. Boarded door in left
hand gable end to right. The centre on the ground floor was originally recessed,
under a first floor jetty. Wings to rear, in centre and left, that to centre
very deep, and probably the original hall-house, of which the jetty on the street
front was the end jetty.

Listing NGR: TQ7934037534

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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