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7, Bird-In-Hand Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Speldhurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1185 / 51°7'6"N

Longitude: 0.1842 / 0°11'3"E

OS Eastings: 552966

OS Northings: 137734

OS Grid: TQ529377

Mapcode National: GBR MPV.Z7X

Mapcode Global: VHHQK.44QX

Entry Name: 7, Bird-In-Hand Street

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067573

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438597

Location: Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3

County: Kent

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

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Listing Text

16/454 No 7


Small house. Probably C18, maybe earlier origins, little C19 and C20
modernisation. Weatherboarded timber frame on coursed sandstone footings;
brick stack (maybe on a sandstone base) and brick chimneyshaft; peg-tile roof.

Plan: House faces north east onto the street, it has a narrow site and 2-room
plan gable-end onto the street. Larger front room with large lateral stack on
the left side shared with No 6 (q.v.) adjoining that side.

2 storeys.with attics in the roofspace.

Exterior: Single window each floor. Ground and first floor windows are C20
casements with rectangular panes of leaded glass and the attic has a probably
original 2-light casement containing diamond panes of old leaded glass (some
tinged green). Front doorway to right contains a C19 plank door under a
shallow flat hood on shaped timber brackets. Roof is tall and steeply

Interior: Only the ground floor was available for inspection at the time of
this survey. Front room axial beam is chamfered with runout stops but the
fireplace is blocked by a C20 grate. Rear room has plain axial joists. Some
of the wall framing is exposed and is built of timbers of relatively slender
scantling with straight braces.

No 7 may originally have been built with No 6 (q.v.) adjoining. It is one of
a superlative group of listed buildings associated with Groombridge Place
(q.v.) which make up Old Groombridge village.

Listing NGR: TQ5296637734

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