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The Supply Stores, Capel

Description: The Supply Stores

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 433858

OS Grid Reference: TQ6486645315
OS Grid Coordinates: 564866, 145315
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1833, 0.3575

Location: B2017, Capel, Kent TN12 6RA

Locality: Capel
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN12 6RA

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Listing Text

(south side)
1/212 The Supply Stores


Shop and post office. C17 origins with various C18 and C19 alterations.
Ground floor front is plastered brick, timber framing above is clad with C20
scallop tiles, west gable-end is clad with peg-tile, rear blocks of red brick;
brick stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.

Plan: Shop and post office with living accommodation. The building faces
north. Most of the ground floor partitions have been removed from the main
block to create an uninterrupted sales area for the shop. It appears to have
had a 4-room plan. There is a disused projecting right (east) end stack, a
rear lateral stack right of centre and another to rear of the left (west) end
room which is still partitioned off from the shop. This last stack also
serves rear block behind. 2 parallel rear blocks projecting at right angles
behind the left end.

The C17 house appears to take up the left 2- or 3-room section of the main
block. The right section and the rear blocks were added in the C19. The
present premises have probably been made by uniting 2 or 3 former properties.

2 storeys with lean-to outshots across the rear to west of the rear blocks.

Exterior: Irregular 4-window front of various C19 and C20 windows. Ground
floor right end bay is a C20 flat-roofed extension projecting forward with a
large window to right of a plain door. In the centre are 2 C20 canted bay
windows with narrow mullions, and at the left end a late C19 sash with margin
panes. All the first floor windows are C20 casements with glazing bars.
Front doorway is left of centre and contains a C19 top-glazed 6-panel door.
Main block roof is half-hipped both ends. Rear blocks include a late C19 sash
with margin panes and, at the back, a wide doorway with a segmental arch
containing a C19 plank door, the window alongside is protected by iron bars.
Both rear block roofs are hipped.

Interior: C17 carpentry detail appears to be confined to the western end of
the main block. The left end room and former room next to it both have
chamfered axial beams, the former with scroll stops, the latter with runout
stops. Rest of main block has plain and relatively light carpentry detail.
Differences in carpentry are not well-defined on the first floor although some
of the timber-framing is exposed. Main block roof however is clearly of 2
phases although both appear to be C19. Most fireplaces are blocked but the
eastern rear lateral stack was obviously large. The outshot behind includes a
C19 fireplace with bakehouse oven.

This is an interesting multi-phase house which would benefit from a more
detailed examination than was possible at the time of this survey, preferably
when plaster was being replaced and more structural carpentry was exposed.

Listing NGR: TQ6490345304

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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