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The Cott, Biddenden

Description: The Cott

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 August 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 180135

OS Grid Reference: TQ8556139355
OS Grid Coordinates: 585561, 139355
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1234, 0.6503

Location: 11 Cot Lane, Biddenden TN27 8JB

Locality: Biddenden
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN27 8JB

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Listing Text

5272 The Cott
TQ 83 NE 4/153
L-shaped timber-framed and close-studded building with plaster infilling.
The main or east-west wing is early C16, circa 1535, the south wing probably
a later addition. Two storeys. The 1st floor of the north front mostly
oversails on a moulded bressumer and brackets but the west corner of the
ground floor is faced with red brick and the 1st floor above it never was jettied. The whole of the west front, of which the 1st floor once was
jettied, has been similarly underbuilt. Hipped tiled roof. Casement windows
with small square leaded panes. On the 1st floor are 4 oriel windows of 5
lights with plaster coves beneath them and carved brackets at the side of
them. On each side of these and of the ground floor windows were smaller
windows now blocked. The south front is tile hung. The interior has no crown
post to the roof but a C16 staircase and early C18 panelling. Moulded
fireplaces upstairs.

Listing NGR: TQ8556139355

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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