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The Eight Bells Inn, Tenterden

Description: The Eight Bells Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 179719

OS Grid Reference: TQ8838533308
OS Grid Coordinates: 588385, 133308
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0682, 0.6874

Location: High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6BJ

Locality: Tenterden
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN30 6BJ

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Listing Text

(South Side)

No 43
(The Eight Bells Inn)
TQ 8833 1/10 8.5.50.


A C15 timber-framed building refronted in the C18 but with the timbering
still visible in the side facing Bells Lane. The front elevation is of
2 storeys and attic painted brick. Cornice and parapet. 3 sashes with
glazing bars missing. 2 small bay windows on ground and 1st floors.
Modern public house front on ground floor between them. The building
extends back a long way and on the east side the 1st floor projects on
the protruding ends of the floor joists and curved brackets with a moulded
bressumer at the north end of this front. The north corner of the 1st
floor is studded but the ground floor below it and the whole of the rest
of this side is now fronted with weatherboarding. Modern casement windows.
The rear elevation has a portion with 2 gables and Venetian windows and
there is also a weatherboarded stable.

All the listed buildings on the South side from Nos 17 to 57 form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ8838633301

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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