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Description: High House
Date Listed: 14 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 180990
OS Grid Reference: TQ9693644794
OS Grid Coordinates: 596936, 144794
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1685, 0.8156
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5272 HOTHFIELD THE STREET
No 5 (High House)
TQ 94 SE 15/6 14.2.67.
C18. Two storeys and attics red brick. Tiled roof with moulded wooden eaves
cornice. Three casements. Along the eaves cornice has been painted the
"Dr Coetlogon's Genuine True and Original Tincture and other Medicines
by the King's Patents. All sorts of Grocery, Drapery and Haberdashers.
Goods Optical, Philosophical and Mathematical Instruments of a New
Construction Spectacles of a New Invention. Ale Brown Amber Malts and
Hops Wholesale and Retale (sic) 1762".
Doorway up 5 steps with 6 panel door and flat hood over similarly inscribed:-
"Drugs, Oyls, Glass and Earthen Wares 1762".
Dr Coetlogon was a Huguenot who sold the rights in his tincture to a Mr
Haffenden of Bethersden who sold it as "Haffenden's Tincture" under which
name it was well known in the late C18.
Listing NGR: TQ9693644794
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Source: English Heritage
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