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Latitude: 51.1184 / 51°7'6"N
Longitude: 0.1843 / 0°11'3"E
OS Eastings: 552974
OS Northings: 137726
OS Grid: TQ529377
Mapcode National: GBR MPV.Z97
Mapcode Global: VHHQK.44SZ
Entry Name: 5, Bird-In-Hand Street
Listing Date: 20 October 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067572
English Heritage Legacy ID: 438595
Location: Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3
District: Tunbridge Wells
Civil Parish: Speldhurst
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Speldhurst St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 53 37 SPELDHURST BIRD-IN-HAND STREET, OLD
16/452 No 5
Cottage. Probably late C17/early C18, minor C19 and C20 modernisatian.
Timber-framed on coursed sandstone footings. Most of the frame is hung with
peg-tile but the lower section is weatherboarded. Brick stack and
chimneyshaft. Peg-tile roof.
Plan: 2-room plan house facing north east. Direct entry into the larger left
(south eastern room) which has a projecting gable-end stack. Unheated service
room to right.
2 storeys with secondary rear outshots.
Exterior: Irregular 2-window front of C19 and C20 windows (some frames may be
older) containing iron-framed casements and diamond panes of leaded glass.
Ground floor right (the former service room) window at the right end returning
round the cornerpost; presumably this was once a shop window. Roughly central
doorway up a couple of stone steps contains a probably C19 plank door. Main
roof is gable-ended.
Interior: Only the ground floor was available for inspection at the time of
this survey. The fireplace is blocked by a C20 grate and both rooms have
plain axial joists.
This small, attractive cottage is one of a group of remarkably well-preserved
estate houses associated with Groombridge Place (q.v.) which make up the
village of Old Groombridge.
Listing NGR: TQ5297337723
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