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Description: Cottons Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174540
OS Grid Reference: TQ8016143877
OS Grid Coordinates: 580161, 143877
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1658, 0.5754
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STAPLEHURST CHICKENDEN LANE
TQ 84 SW (North side)
23.5.67 Cottons Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. C15, with later alterations. C16 or early C17
rear wing. Timber framed, with rendered infilling. Plain tile roof.
Open hall of 2 roughly equal-length timber-framed bays, that to left
subdivided with cross-passage to left. Storeyed end bays. 2 storeys.
Rendered plinth. Gable end jetties. Close-studded, with higher
midrail to right hall bay, and pegs for broad window-cill to same bay.
Hipped roof with gablets. Multiple brick stack to left end of left
hall bay. Irregular fenestration of 4 windows; one 3-light casement
to left end bay, one 2-light casement to each hall bay, and one 4-
light diamond mullion window to right end. Pegged cill for mullioned
window to left end. Ribbed door in moulded 4-centred-arched architrave,
with head higher than midrail, to left end of hall. Short C16 two-bay
timber-framed rear wing to left, gabled and tile-hung on first floor.
Interior: exposed framing. Moulded right end-of-hall beam, morticed
for spear towards rear end and grooved for boarded partition. Right
end room morticed for axial subdivision. Doubly-chamfered central
truss posts, with hollow-chamfered arch braces to tie-beam. Moulded
octagonal crown-post. Ogee braces to left end-of-hall partition.
Moulded 4-centred-arched stone fireplace.
Listing NGR: TQ8011843894
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Source: English Heritage
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