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Four Wents Cottage Tour Wents, Hawkhurst

Description: Four Wents Cottage Tour Wents

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169822

OS Grid Reference: TQ7659032775
OS Grid Coordinates: 576590, 132775
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0671, 0.5190

Location: Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent TN18 5AU

Locality: Hawkhurst
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN18 5AU

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Listing Text

TQ 73 SE (west side)

10/471 Tour Wents and Four
Wents Cottage
House, sometime Inn, now house pair. C15, altered C16 and c.1681. Timber framed
and exposed with plaster infill, part clad on ground floor with red brick,
sandstone and weather boarding, with return elevation part tile hung. Plain tiled
roof. Hall house and cross-wing origin. Two storeys and attic on plinth, with
small panel frame to end left bay, and ground floor, close studded to right on 1st
flor. Jettied to right hand bays and returned to right end left bay recessed.
Hipped roof overall with gablets and 2 hipped dormers. Stacks to centre left and
clustered to right on return wing. Four wooden casements on each floor of
irregular sizes and boarded doors to right in gabled porch, and to left in large
gabled porch with sandstone base, side lights and painted plaster lozenge
decoration in gable and date: B
Interior: (Four Vents only): Stack with sandstone base, inglenook and in-situ
domed bread oven. Crown post roof with tall, unmoulded posts braced eccentrically
to collar purlin and tie beams, all soot blackened. The building may have
originated as a Wealden with single jettied wing (ie combined service/solar)
extended at lower end by close studded and continuous jettied cross-wing.

Listing NGR: TQ7659032775

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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