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Little Benover Cottage Well Cottage, Yalding

Description: Little Benover Cottage Well Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174866

OS Grid Reference: TQ7018148557
OS Grid Coordinates: 570181, 148557
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2109, 0.4351

Location: Benover Road, Maidstone ME18 6AS

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

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Listing Text

TQ 74 NW
(South-west side)
4/67 Little Benover
Cottage and Well

House pair. Early C17 with later alterations. Timber framed. Front
elevation rendered, with exposed full-height posts. Plain tile roof.
Two timber-framed bays to left of centre, and possibly a further two
to right. 2 storeys, on rendered plinth. Front elevation possibly rebuilt
in late C17 or C18, with three full-height posts delineating two left
bays. Exposed midrail and three studs to right of centre. Roof half-
hipped to left, gabled to right. Projecting brick gable-end stack to left,
and gable-end stack to right. Irregular fenestration of 4 casements; one
three-light to left end, one two-light to left-central bay, one three-light
towards right end, and leaded single light under right stack. Ribbed door
under lean-to brick porch to right end of left bay, to Little Benover
Cottage. Boarded door in similar porch to right end to Well Cottage.
Rendered lean-to to left, and red and grey brick lean-to with rendered
gable to right. Interior: only partly inspected. Three late C16 or early
C17 gunstock-jowled posts to rear wall of Little Benover Cottage, the
central post of the three not aligned with front elevation post. Tie-beam
to right post of the three, with clasped-purlin truss above it. Said to
be more framing to right. Formerly known as Myrtle Cottage and Linton

Listing NGR: TQ7017848560

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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