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Farm Cottage, Hildenborough

Description: Farm Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179636

OS Grid Reference: TQ5682049914
OS Grid Coordinates: 556820, 149914
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2269, 0.2445

Location: Riding Lane, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9LN

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

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NE
5/203 Farm Cottage
House, in use as hostel. Circa mid/late C17, altered in the mid C19, when it
was divided into 2 cottages, some internal re-planning of the C20 and C20 rear
centre wing. Framed construction, underbuilt in brick of various different
dates, C19 or early C20 tile-hanging to the first floor with bands of shaped
tiles; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.

Plan: West-facing single depth range, 4-rooms wide with a C20 rear wing at
right angles forming an overall T plan. The C17 plan is unclear, the existing
arrangement, with the right end room heated from an end stack and the first
room from the left heated by an axial stack probably dates from the sub-
division into cottages, giving each a heated parlour and unheated service
room. The axial stack is C17.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with 2 identical C19 or C20
porches with hipped roofs on brick piers, mid C19 plank and cover strip front
doors-, 4 first floor 3-light C19 casements, 2 panes per light; 3 similar
ground floor casements, recessed below C19 chamfered stopped lintels. The
rear elevation preserves C19 plank doors and casement windows. Roof gabled at

Interior: Plain except for a C17 chamfered stopped longitudinal beam in the
first ground floor room from the left. Ceiling beams of large scantling are
said to survive elsewhere but have been plastered over.

Roof: Clasped purlin roof of the C17 survives, heavily repaired in the C20.

An attractive, largely C19 exterior with some C17 internal features surviving.

Listing NGR: TQ5682049914

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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