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Church Cottage Church House, Goudhurst

Description: Church Cottage Church House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 169538

OS Grid Reference: TQ7232737819
OS Grid Coordinates: 572327, 137819
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1138, 0.4606

Location: 1 Church Road, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1AJ

Locality: Goudhurst
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 1AJ

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Listing Text

TQ 7237-7337 (north side)

Church House and Church
9.6.52 Cottage (formerly listed
as Coffee House and Church
House pair. C16, altered C18. Timber-framed and clad with weather boarding and
red brick and tile hanging on 1st floor with plain-tiled roof. Two builds; Church
House lobby entry plan with 4 framed bays, with Church Cottage recessed and
returned to right. Two storeys, attic and basement. Declining up slope to right
to plinth. Continuous jetty to Church House, with moulded bressummer on
brackets. Moulded wooden modillion eaves cornice across whole front and returned
to side elevations. Hipped roof with slight gablets, with central-left moulded
stack with arched recessed panel, and stacks projecting at end right and to rear
right. Four flat roofed dormers with leaded lights. Three mullioned and tran-
somed 3 light leaded windows with 2 light to centre and sash window at end right
on 1st floor, with 8 light mullioned and transomed window to left and 2 three
light windows to centre right and right on ground floor. Door of 3 moulded panels
to right and flight of 6 steps. Fine moulded panelled double doors to centre left
in large moulded and four centred arched surround with carved fernleaf and letter
'B' in spandrels, at head of flight of 8 steps. Ornate scrolled wrought iron sign
bracket and frame to centre on 1st floor. Two moulded 9 panelled carriage doors
to basement. Right return with 2 light mullioned and transomed windows on each
floor, with outshot canted forward at end right. Interior: Plank and muntin
panelling in principal dining room, moulded ceiling beams throughout and murals on
stair landing reported. Originally a cloth hall, the building was subsequently a
Tavern, a barracks for the anti-smuggling Militia band at Goudhurst and the base
of William Rootes Snr's. Bicycle business c.1900 from which developed the Rootes
motor group.

Listing NGR: TQ7232837823

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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