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Bell Cottages, Yalding

Description: Bell Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 174972

OS Grid Reference: TQ6743247218
OS Grid Coordinates: 567432, 147218
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1996, 0.3951

Location: Branbridges Road, East Peckham, Kent TN12 6QF

Locality: Yalding
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN12 6QF

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Listing Text

TQ 64 NE
(east side)
Nos. 1 and 2
Bell Cottages

House pair. Circa 1860. North elevation red and grey brick in Flemish bond,
east gable end red brick. South elevation brick, clad on ground floor with
render, and on first floor with tile-hanging. Plain tile roof. Built at
right-angles to road. 2 storeys and garret. South elevation has dentilled
brick eaves cornice virtually flush with tile-hanging. Gabled. Brick gable-
end ridge stacks, each with slender stack behind it in north slope. Low
flat-topped plain-tiled pyramidal platform towards centre of ridge, bearing
bell cupola with leaded pyramidal roof. Regular 2-window front of sixteen-
pane sashes recessed in the tile-hanging to south, with similar sashes to
ground floor below. Two paned two-light horizontally-sliding sashes with
segmental heads to north. Pair of plain doors under shared bracketed plain-
tile lean-to canopy, to centre of south elevation. Interior not inspected.
The bell was erected as a fire alarm to call workers from the hop fields to
the extensive oasthouse complex at Beltring Hop Farm. Listed for historical

Listing NGR: TQ6743247218

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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