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Den Cottages, Collier Street

Description: Den Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174890

OS Grid Reference: TQ7175547387
OS Grid Coordinates: 571755, 147387
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1999, 0.4570

Location: Den Lane, Yalding, Kent TN12 9PX

Locality: Collier Street
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN12 9PX

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Listing Text

TQ 74 NW
(south side)
Collier Street
Nos. 1 and 2
Den Cottages

House, now house pair. Later C16 or early C17,(or possibly earlier), with
slightly later C17 stair turret, and C19 and C20 alterations and addition.
Timber framed. Ground floor red and grey brick to left end, with exposed
principal post to left of stack, red brick in Flemish bond to rest. First
floor weatherboarded. Both floors of right addition rendered. Plain tile
roof. 3 timber-framed bays, that to right longer. Slightly later C17
stair turret behind stack. Short C20 right addition. 2 storeys.
Front (south) elevation: roof half-hipped to left (west). Roof of addition
has eaves and ridge continued from main range, and gable to right with
moulded bargeboards. Multiple red and grey brick ridge stack to left end of
central bay. Projecting red and grey brick stack to right gable end of
addition. Irregular fenestration of 2 casements; nothing to left end, one
small four-paned casement under stack, one two-light casement to right bay
and nothing to right addition. Boarded door to No. 2 to left end and to
No. 1 to right end of right timber-framed bay, each with small gabled
weatherboarded and plain-tiled canopy on posts. Gabled two-storey rear
wing to left, brick on ground floor, tile-hung above. Narrow C17 two-
storey rear stair turret, adjoining left wing, weatherboarded, with hipped
plain tile roof. Interior: chamfered ground-floor axial beam and chamfered
joists to right timber-framed bay. Gunstock-jowled posts. Chamfered
first-floor axial beam and unbevelled joists to left bay. Mortices for
partition under tie-beam between left and central bays, to rear of stack.
First floor of central bay has stack to left end, with cross joists between
it and rear wall-plate. The joists are tenoned into an axial joist between
right side of stack and tie-beam to right end of central bay. Tie-beam has
stave partition above it, angled towards central bay and probably part of
a smoke bay or firehood. Central bay (except rear section), and right bay
both ceiled well above tie-beam level. C17 stair turret contains closed-
string dog-leg staircase rising from rear of right bay to rear of right
half of central bay, with moulded string,and newels with domed finials.
Edge-halved wall-plate scarf joint. Roof not inspected. C19 fireplace
surrounds and boarded doors.

Listing NGR: TQ7175547387

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Source: English Heritage

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