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Latitude: 51.1582 / 51°9'29"N
Longitude: 0.5523 / 0°33'8"E
OS Eastings: 578573
OS Northings: 142981
OS Grid: TQ785429
Mapcode National: GBR PSM.8GY
Mapcode Global: VHJN0.J4BY
Entry Name: Bell Cottage, Steps and Handrail
Listing Date: 23 May 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1060724
English Heritage Legacy ID: 174601
Location: Staplehurst, Maidstone, Kent, TN12
Civil Parish: Staplehurst
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
STAPLEHURST HIGH STREET
TQ 74 SE (West side)
3/135 Bell Cottage,
Part of public house, now house. Late C16 or early C17. Timber
framed. Ground floor red and grey brick in Flemish bond, first
floor clad with banded plain and fishscale tiles. Both floors of
long left side weatherboarded. Plain tile roof. Built at right-
angles to road and formerly an integral part of the Bell public
house to right. 2 storeys and cellar. First floor of front gable
end jettied on moulded bressumer, which continues slightly to right
of right end of gable. Solid-spandrel bracket to left of door.
Jettied coved eaves to rear gable end. Stack not easily visible
from road. One 3-light first-floor casement. Canted oriel window
to ground floor, with cellar hatch under. Half-glazed door to
right end, up 7 stone steps rising against wall of house, with plain
iron handrail and stick balusters. Interior: only partly inspected.
Ovolo-moulded cross and axial beams to ground floor of front room,
with evidence for integral corridor down right side (within building).
Blocked chamfered rectangular doorway towards front of right side.
Inglenook fireplace. Public House to right (The Bell) rebuilt in
early C20 after a fire. (see drawing in K. Gravett, Timber and Brick
Building in Kent, 1971.)
Listing NGR: TQ7856742995
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