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Hilden Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2105 / 51°12'37"N

Longitude: 0.2551 / 0°15'18"E

OS Eastings: 557610

OS Northings: 148117

OS Grid: TQ576481

Mapcode National: GBR MNZ.590

Mapcode Global: VHHQ0.CTPW

Entry Name: Hilden Cottages

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248073

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179575

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Hildenborough

Built-Up Area: Tonbridge

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

HILDENBOROUGH LONDON ROAD (south west side)
TQ 54 NE
5/138 Nos 83 and 85 (Hilden Cottages)
- II

Pair of adjoining cottages. Probably early C19. Brick ground floor, the
first floor framed construction with tile-hanging; peg-tile roof; brick
stacks.

Plan: North-facing. A pair of adjoining mirror plan cottages, each
consisting of a principal parlour/kitchen at the front, heated from end
stacks, with unheated service rooms in integral rear outshuts. Each cottage
has a straight stair rising against the party wall and front doors on the
north elevation towards the centre. The right hand cottage, No 85, has been
modernized inside to the partition between the main room and outshut has been
removed.

Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Symmetrical 3-bay front, the left hand
cottage, No 83, preserving the early C19 plank front door, No 85 with a C20
front door. Small pane C19 and C20 timber casement windows, 3-light to the
ground floor, 2 2-light windows to the first floor and 2 flat-roofed attic
dormers with diamond leaded panes. Projecting end stacks with tile-hung off-
sets, the left end stack with a projecting bread oven.

Interior: No 85 modernized but preserving its original stair. No 83 is very
complete internally with early C19 joinery. The framing, exposed on the
interior of No 83, is close-studded and of slender scanthing.

Roof: Not inspected.

A pair of small, attractive vernacular cottages.


Listing NGR: TQ5580049400

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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