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Baldwins General Stores Kingsford Cottage, Benenden

Description: Baldwins General Stores Kingsford Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 170233

OS Grid Reference: TQ8096132888
OS Grid Coordinates: 580961, 132888
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0668, 0.5814

Location: B2086, Benenden, Kent TN17 4DJ

Locality: Benenden
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 4DJ

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Listing Text

1350-0/7/140 (North East side)
20/06/67 Nos.l AND 2
Kingsford Cottage and Baldwins
General Stores
(Formerly Listed as:
Kingsford Cottage)
House and shop. C16 or earlier probable open hall-house
refronted in C18. Ground floor clad in red brick with grey
headers in diaperwork pattern, 1st floor tile hung. Tiled
roof, half-hipped at one end. 2 storeys 3 windows. Two C20
flat roofed dormers, three C19 casements with L hunges to
first floor. Ground floor has 2 late C19 casements flanked by
half glazed doors and canted bay shop front and 6 flush
panelled door. Early C19 castslide to rear. Large C17 external
chimneystack to rear. Shop interior has massive upright post.
Right side ground floor room has wide open fireplaces with
opening to bread oven, and spice cupboard with wooden surround
and shelf. 1st floor bedroom has remains of 1 or 2 shutter
grooves. Some jowled posts have gunstock profiles, others are
sharply cut. Octagonal crown post, probably C15.

Listing NGR: TQ8096132888

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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