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Latitude: 51.2134 / 51°12'48"N
Longitude: 0.2084 / 0°12'30"E
OS Eastings: 554339
OS Northings: 148339
OS Grid: TQ543483
Mapcode National: GBR MNQ.ZD2
Mapcode Global: VHHPZ.KRHP
Entry Name: The Bungalow
Listing Date: 19 February 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1070435
English Heritage Legacy ID: 179579
Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11
District: Tonbridge and Malling
Civil Parish: Hildenborough
Built-Up Area: Philpots Lane, nr Tonbridge BU
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
HILDENBOROUGH LOWER STREET (west side)
TQ 54 NW
4/143 The Bungalow
Estate cottage on the Leigh estate. Circa 1870s. Flemish bond brick on a
ragstone rubble plinth, the gables clad in imitation of timber-framing; peg-
tile roof; brick stacks. Vernacular Revival style.
Plan: A roadside cottage, facing east on to Lower Street. Overall L plan,
the living room in the south block heated from an axial stack backing on to a
passage entrance. The kitchen is in a crosswing adjoining at the north and
heated from a stack on the north side.
Exterior: Single-storey. Good external Vernacular Revival detail.
Asymmetrical east front with one window to the gable of the kitchen wing to
the right. Open-fronted timber porch with a gabled roof with curly
bargeboards and a pendant supported on chamfered stopped posts with moulded
pierced spandrels and sections of turned balustrading on either side of the
doorway. The porch is laid with C19 tiles. Plain C19 plank front door with
an overlight. To the left of the porch a red terra cotta panel of
pomegranates is set below a moulded brick hoodmould. To the right, the gable
of the kitchen wing has deep brattished verges carried on trefoil-pierced
moulded brackets, and a yellow terra cotta panel of peaches in the gable above
a moulded timber cornice. Coved 4-light transomed oriel window below. The
north side of the kitchen has a projecting lateral stack with set-offs,
serving one fireplace, with 2 tall showpiece C16 style shafts. One is
octagonal with ornamental vertical shafts, the other has barley-sugar moulding
and both have corbelled brick cornices. 3 windows to the north elevation,
including a chimney window in the stack. The south gable end has deep eaves
on moulded brackets and a jettied gable, clad with wooden shingles, with a
pendant and moulded fascia board. 3-light transomed window with a brattished
lintel and moulded brick shafts to the jambs.
An interesting example of a C19 bungalow.
The Leigh estate, developed by Samuel Morely, Liberal M.P. and hosiery
millionaire, employed both George Devey and George and Peto on the estate
houses and cottages.
Listing NGR: TQ5433948339
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