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Southenay Cottage, Sellindge

Description: Southenay Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 175667

OS Grid Reference: TR1017439703
OS Grid Coordinates: 610174, 139703
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1181, 1.0017

Location: Southenay Lane, Sellindge, Kent TN25 6AJ

Locality: Sellindge
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 6AJ

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Listing Text

(South Side)

3/89 Southenay Cottage


House. C15 or early C16, with later C16 addition. Later alterations.
Restored in 1980s. Timber framed. Ground floor underbuilt with red brick in
English bond, first floor rendered. Rear wing clad with painted galleted
stone. Plain tile roof. 1½ timber-framed bays of an open hall with later
C16 cross-wing of 2 timber-framed bays to left forming T plan. Long left
return elevation of wing formed entrance front from at least C18. Open hall
range (now rear wing) 1½ storeys. Cross-wing 2 storeys and attic.
Present front elevation: formerly with continuous jetty, returning along
right gable end and now underbuilt. Eaves of right gable end jettied
(possibly with gable above), with mortices for brackets under wall-plate
ends. Lower eaves and ridge to rear wing. Roof now hipped to right and left.
Broad projecting red brick stack in English bond to left gable end. Gable
end stack to rear wing. Central hipped C20 dormer. Irregular fenestation
of 2 windows; one 3-light casement and one 6-pane sash. Boarded door with
4-light fanlight off-centre to right in panelled recess, with gabled canopy.
Lean-to to rear of left gable end, returning round rear of building.
Interior: exposed framing. Moulded axial and cross-beams, joists, dragon-
beam and cornice with leaf chamfer-stops to ground floor of "front" range.
Chamfered principal posts. Moulded 4-centred arched doorhead between ranges.
Moulded fireplace bressumer to rear wing. Clasped purlin roof to front
range with windbraces and diminishing principal rafters. Collared common
rafter roof to rear range. C18 staircase to front range.

Listing NGR: TR1017439703

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Source: English Heritage

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