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Date Listed: 20 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 179456
OS Grid Reference: TQ6345849779
OS Grid Coordinates: 563458, 149779
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2238, 0.3395
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HADLOW CHURCH STREET (east side)
TQ 63 49
7/20 Cobblestones (formerly listed
as Keen's Cottage)
House with shop. Late C16/early C17 with mid/late C17 and late C18
extensions. Timber-framed structure, the ground floor has mostly been
underbuilt with sections of different C18 and C19 brick (both English and
Flemish bond), the first floor is clad with painted peg-tile on the front and
weatherboarding on the other sides; brick stack; peg-tile roof.
Plan and Development: 4-room plan house, end on to the street to the west.
The front room was formerly a shop. The front 2-room section is late
C16/early C17 although the partitions are probably later. The second room is
heated by a C19 axial stack. The third room was added in the mid/late C17 and
the back room in the late C18. It is not known how the house was heated
before the C19. According to local tradition it was once a baker's shop.
House is 2 storeys with a cellar under the rear room.
Exterior: The front gable end has a symmetrical front. The first floor has a
small C20 casement with glazing bars whilst the ground floor has a late C18
shopfront. The central doorway has been blocked by a C20 window with glazing
bars but each side are C18 curving bays containing fixed pane windows with
glazing bars. The right (southern) long side has an irregular disposition of
various windows including a late C19 horned 4-pane sash and a possibly late
C18 3-light window containing rectangular panes of leaded glass. The left
(north) side has similarly varied fenestration including 2 late C18 windows
(both with one light containing diamond panes of ancient leaded glass). This
is also the entrance side and contains 2 doorways. The front one dates from
circa 1948 when the shop door was blocked. The rear doorway contains a C19
plank door under a contemporary flat hood. The rear section has exposed
framing at ground floor level: it is nogged with C18 brick.
Interior: The front section, the original part, has joists and chamfered
beams of-heavy scantling. The framing is exposed on the first floor and has
large cuving tension braces in both end walls, The roof is 2 bays and carried
on a tie-beam truss with clasped side purlins, diminishing principals and
small straight windbraces. The mid C17 roof behind is a distinct separate bay
although it is of similar construction with clasped side purlins. The rear
section has plain but sturdy carpentry and its 2-bay roof is carried on a
collared tie-beam truss.
Cobblestones is part of a good group of listed buildings on Church Street.
Listing NGR: TQ6345849779
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Source: English Heritage
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