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Corneys, Hadlow

Description: Corneys

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 179524

OS Grid Reference: TQ6344649814
OS Grid Coordinates: 563446, 149814
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2241, 0.3393

Location: 1 Church Street, Hadlow, Kent TN11 0DD

Locality: Hadlow
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 0DD

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Listing Text

TQ 63 49
7/88 Corneys (formerly listed as
20.10.54 Terrace House)


House and shop. Early C18, earlier features are incorporated into the rear
block. Part was converted to a shop in the late C19/early C20. Ground floor
of painted brick, timber framing above clad with peg tile; brick stacks and
chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.

Plan: L-plan building. The main block long front faces south west onto The
Square. It has a double-depth plan with front and back room either side of
the central entrance hall and staircase. In fact the right rooms have been
converted to the shop. A stack projects from the left end wall. A rear
kitchen block projects to rear of the right end; it has an outer lateral
stack. In fact the kitchen fireplace is probably C16, the only feature
exposed earlier than the early C18. House is 2 storeys with attics in the

Exterior: Symmetry of the 3-window front upset by late C19/early C20 shop
front projecting forward from the right. Shop has canted bay window with
central recessed central doorway; plate glass windows and moulded entablature.
Ground floor Left is a C19 tripartite sash window with central 9-pane sash and
flanking pilasters. The first floor windows and hipped dormers contain C19
and C20 replacement casements with glazing bars. In the centre stone steps up
to the main front doorway which contains a probably C19 part-glazed panelled
door. The flat hood above is early C18. Its moulded edges are carried round
from a moulded timber frieze at first floor level. (A similar hood and part
of the frieze show in the rear wall). The timber eaves cornice includes a
modillion frieze. The roof is hipped both ends.

Interior: As far as can be seen the original framed structure is well-
preserved. Exposed beams are plain chamfered. Most of the fireplaces are
blocked but the C16 fireplace is exposed in the rear wing; its oak lintel
moulded with a broad hollow chamfer containing a roll. Good early C18 joinery
includes the open well stair; square newel posts with ball finials, closed
string and turned balusters with blocks. A pine round-headed arch (fluted
pilasters and moulded entablature with dentil frieze) between the 2 ground
floor rooms of the house is early C18 but may not be in situ. Some early C18
2-panel doors off the stair landings. Original roof of tie-beam trusses with
staggered butt purlins.

Corneys is a handsome merchant-status town house.

Listing NGR: TQ6344649814

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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