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Congelow Cottages, Yalding

Description: Congelow Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174842

OS Grid Reference: TQ6985349361
OS Grid Coordinates: 569853, 149361
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2182, 0.4307

Location: B2162, Yalding, Kent ME18 6ET

Locality: Yalding
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME18 6ET

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Listing Text

TQ 6949
(north-east side)
Nos. 1, 2 and 3
Congelow Cottages

House, now cottages. Early C17, with later C17 or C18, and C20, alterations.
Ground floor painted brick, first floor rendered. Plain tile roof. Main
range of 5 timber-framed bays with (possibly slightly later) rear wing to
left, of 2 timber-framed bays and stack bay. 2 storeys on brick plinth.
Rendered roll-moulded corbel under eaves to right end. Half-hipped roof.
Multiple red and grey brick ridge stack to wing, set towards junction with
main range. Slender projecting rear brick stack towards right end of main
range. Irregular fenestration of 4 casements; one single-light under eaves
to left end, one two-light just above midrail, one two-light under eaves
towards centre and another under eaves towards right end. Two two-light
casements only to ground floor, set towards right end. Panelled door with
two top lights and flat hood, up two steps towards centre. Rendered timber-
framed two-storey rear return wing to left, eaves similar height to main
range, ridge higher; roof hipped down to main range to front and gabled to
rear. Long right side of wing has exposed first-floor post and stud, one two-
light casement under stack, and one three-light towards gable end with boarded
ground-floor door under. Rendered single-storey addition to rear gable of
wing, with gabled plain-tile roof and gable end stack. Interior: only partly
inspected. Exposed framing to right side of central bay and to two right
end bays of main range. Right side of central bay has two chamfered axial
beams on ground floor, straight rear doorhead opposite front door, and two
other similar doorheads towards centre of right end wall, leading into front
and rear right end rooms. Front and rear right end rooms each two bays long,
with central cross beam. On first floor, these two bays apparently formed
one large room with chamfered cross and axial beams. Exposed framing of
relatively heavy scantling to rear wing. Gunstock-jowled posts to main range,
cut jowls to rear wing. Clasped-purlin roof to main range with diminishing
principal rafters, deep cambered collars, and curved windbraces. Staggered
butt purlin roof to wing. Assorted rafters round stack. Edge-halved scarf
joint to front wall-plate of main range. Formerly known as Forge Cottage.

Listing NGR: TQ6986549362

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Source: English Heritage

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