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Gable Cottage The Gables, Benenden

Description: Gable Cottage The Gables

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 July 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 170242

OS Grid Reference: TQ8075532954
OS Grid Coordinates: 580755, 132954
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0675, 0.5785

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

1350-0/7/133 Gable Cottage and The Gables.
House pair. c.1870 pair built for the Earl of Cranbrook
Estate, possibly by E.L. Cotman of Ipswich, with C20 addition
to the Gables. Front is of red brick in English bond to the
ground floor, 1st floor timberframed in rectangular panels
with plaster infill. Tiled roof with 2 C16 style clustered
brick chimneystacks with ribbed decorations. Gable Cottage has
large gable with pendant and finial. The Gables has right side
projecting gable over porch. 1st floor has 3 casements with
chinoiserie leaded lights. Ground floor has 2 cambered headed
casements with similar lights. Gable Cottage has left side
doorcase with gable with bargeboards, finial and pendant and
cambered headed doorcase with plank door and large iron
hinges. The Gable has right side gabled weatherboard and plank
door. Attached to the right side elevation is a brick and
timberframed lean to with gable and basement with leaded
lights. C20 extension to right side of the Gables in matching
style. Rear elevation is of 2 storeys, red brick in English
bond. The Gables has 1 gabled dormer with pendant and finial.
Gable Cottage has a tile hung gable with pendant and casement
with leaded light. 1st floor has 4 mullioned windows with
leaded lights. Ground floor has 1 cambered arched window with
leaded lights. The Gables has mainly altered windows including
C20 bay. S-Shaped iron tiles. Gable Cottage has a round-headed
alcove to lounge and the top part of the staircase has square
balusters and a columned newel. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: TQ8075532954

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Source: English Heritage

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