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Tips Cross Cottage, Hildenborough

Description: Tips Cross Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179618

OS Grid Reference: TQ5427548613
OS Grid Coordinates: 554275, 148613
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2159, 0.2076

Location: Philpots Lane, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 8PB

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

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NW
4/185 Tips Cross Cottage

House, formerly 2 cottages. Probably C17 in origin but altered in the C19 and
late C20. Flemish bond brick with blue headers to the ground floor, tile-hung
above. The rear elevation of the east crosswing is weatherboarded to the
ground floor and framed construction above; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.

Plan and Development: The house faces south south east, say south. Overall L
plan, the main range originally 2 rooms wide (partition removed) with an
outshut. The larger left hand room is heated from a projecting stack in the
left (west) end, with a smaller unheated room to the right. The crosswing,
which has an axial stack is of 2 phases, the rear (north) section, beyond the
stack, with a lower roofline and a C20 outshut along the outer (east) wall.
C19 and C20 alterations have obscured much of the original arrangement. The
main range appears to have been largely rebuilt in the C19 and the framed
partition at the junction with the crosswing suggests that the 2 blocks may
have functioned as separate cottages at an early date. The crosswing has some
C17 features - a jettied gable and open fireplace, but much of the carpentry
has been replaced.

Exterior: Attractive exterior, facing on to Philpots Lane. Asymmetrical 2:2
window front, the crosswing to the right with a jettied, tile-hung gable on
curved brackets. Roof gabled at the left end of the main range, half-hipped
at the end of the wing. The main range has a C20 front door and gabled porch
to right of centre into the unheated room. 1-, 2- and 3-light C20 casement
windows with diamond leaded panes. The gable of the crosswing with a pretty
arched 1-light C19 window. On the rear elevation the roof is carried down as
a catslide to the outshut.

Interior: Plain carpentry detail to the front (south) room of the crosswing,
which has an open fireplace of handmade brick with an oak lintel on to which
is tacked a timber plaque with the date 1621, not necessarily in situ. Plain
exposed carpentry to the main range.

Roof: Not inspected but may be of interest. Old roof timbers said to

Listing NGR: TQ5427548613

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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