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The Bungalow, Hildenborough

Description: The Bungalow

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179579

OS Grid Reference: TQ5433948339
OS Grid Coordinates: 554339, 148339
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2134, 0.2084

Location: Lower Street, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 8PT

Locality: Hildenborough
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 8PT

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NW
4/143 The Bungalow
- II

Estate cottage on the Leigh estate. Circa 1870s. Flemish bond brick on a
ragstone rubble plinth, the gables clad in imitation of timber-framing; peg-
tile roof; brick stacks. Vernacular Revival style.

Plan: A roadside cottage, facing east on to Lower Street. Overall L plan,
the living room in the south block heated from an axial stack backing on to a
passage entrance. The kitchen is in a crosswing adjoining at the north and
heated from a stack on the north side.

Exterior: Single-storey. Good external Vernacular Revival detail.
Asymmetrical east front with one window to the gable of the kitchen wing to
the right. Open-fronted timber porch with a gabled roof with curly
bargeboards and a pendant supported on chamfered stopped posts with moulded
pierced spandrels and sections of turned balustrading on either side of the
doorway. The porch is laid with C19 tiles. Plain C19 plank front door with
an overlight. To the left of the porch a red terra cotta panel of
pomegranates is set below a moulded brick hoodmould. To the right, the gable
of the kitchen wing has deep brattished verges carried on trefoil-pierced
moulded brackets, and a yellow terra cotta panel of peaches in the gable above
a moulded timber cornice. Coved 4-light transomed oriel window below. The
north side of the kitchen has a projecting lateral stack with set-offs,
serving one fireplace, with 2 tall showpiece C16 style shafts. One is
octagonal with ornamental vertical shafts, the other has barley-sugar moulding
and both have corbelled brick cornices. 3 windows to the north elevation,
including a chimney window in the stack. The south gable end has deep eaves
on moulded brackets and a jettied gable, clad with wooden shingles, with a
pendant and moulded fascia board. 3-light transomed window with a brattished
lintel and moulded brick shafts to the jambs.

An interesting example of a C19 bungalow.

The Leigh estate, developed by Samuel Morely, Liberal M.P. and hosiery
millionaire, employed both George Devey and George and Peto on the estate
houses and cottages.

Listing NGR: TQ5433948339

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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