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Bell Cottage sissinghurst Post Office

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sissinghurst, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1089 / 51°6'32"N

Longitude: 0.5616 / 0°33'41"E

OS Eastings: 579416

OS Northings: 137524

OS Grid: TQ794375

Mapcode National: GBR PT6.JS7

Mapcode Global: VHJN6.PD87

Entry Name: Bell Cottage sissinghurst Post Office

Listing Date: 20 June 1967

Last Amended: 19 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169098

Location: Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst

Built-Up Area: Sissinghurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

CRANBROOK THE STREET, (NORTH
TQ 7837-7937 SIDE), SISSINGHURST
8/247
Sissinghurst Post
20.6.67 Office and Bell
Cottage, (formerly
listed as No 7 The
Street, Sissinghurst
Sissinghurst Post
Office with the Post-
Master's House, Rose
Cottage, Sissinghurst)
GV II*

Cloth hall, now post office and cottage. C15 altered in C16 with C18 cladding.
Timber-framed on rendered plinth with weather-boarding cladding and rendered
ground floor to right. Plain tiled roof with stack to rear at left, gablet of
rear wing appearing over main ridge towards centre. Brick stack on rear wing.
Sissinghurst Post Office, (to right). Irregular fenestration of 3 windows on
first floor, casements. Large shop-front projecting at left with central glazed
door. Large casement window to right of centre. Boarded door to right. Bell
Cottage, (to left). Two storeys. Irregular fenestration of 2 windows on first
floor and one large window in centre on ground floor, C19 casements. Boarded
door with central glazed panel to right. Central 2-storey wing to rear, with
jettied gable and octagonal oriel on brackets below. Similar coved jettied
gable on west face of this wing, on bressummer decorated with billet decoration.
Octagonal oriel below on brackets. Interior: Substantial timber-frame. Heavily
jowled posts and chamfered ground floor ceiling beams.


Listing NGR: TQ7941637524

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