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Club Cottages, Hildenborough

Description: Club Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179634

OS Grid Reference: TQ5675849558
OS Grid Coordinates: 556758, 149558
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2237, 0.2435

Location: Riding Lane, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9LJ

Locality: Hildenborough
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 9LJ

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NE
5/201 Nos 5-8 inclusive, Club
- Cottages


Row of 4 adjoining cottages. Mid C19 but incorporating the remains of a
probably early C17 house. Flemish bond brick, tile-hung to the first floor
with bands of ornamental tiles; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.

Plan: An east-facing range, Nos 6 and 8 double-fronted. The principal rooms
are heated from end stacks and shared axial stacks. Nos 5 and 6 have a circa
early C17 core. The plan of the C17 house has been obscured by new partitions
but No 6 appears to include most of the parlour or hall of a framed house with
originally unheated service end to the north. Part of the hall or parlour is
included in No 5 which also incorporates what seems to be the left (south) end
frame of the early house.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Roof hipped at ends. Asymmetrical 1:2:1:2 window
front, Nos 5 and 7 with porches to the right. Identical porches to each
cottage with hipped peg-tile roofs on rustic posts, the porch of No 8 has been
filled in but the C19 posts survive. The cottages all preserve their C19
plank and cover strip front doors and original C19 windows: 2-light casements
to the first floor, 3-light. to the ground floor, each with 2-panes per light,
except No 8 where 3 of the windows are C20 replacements.

Interior: Nos 5 and 6 inspected. These retain some probably C17 joists to
the ground floor rooms and an open fireplace (half in each cottage) with
chamfered stone jambs and a scroll-stopped lintel. Some of the original wall-
framing survives on the first floor. Wall posts with jowls support a clasped
purlin roof with wind braces. No 5 includes a queen strut arrangement.

These cottages form a group with Nos 1-4, a detached row immediately to the

Listing NGR: TQ5675849558

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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