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Latitude: 51.2287 / 51°13'43"N
Longitude: 0.2116 / 0°12'41"E
OS Eastings: 554516
OS Northings: 150052
OS Grid: TQ545500
Mapcode National: GBR MNK.SD9
Mapcode Global: VHHPZ.MC7W
Entry Name: Keepers Cottage
Listing Date: 19 February 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1248262
English Heritage Legacy ID: 179605
Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11
District: Tonbridge and Malling
Civil Parish: Hildenborough
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
HILDENBOROUGH NIZELS LANE (west side)
TQ 55 SW
1/172 Keepers Cottage
Cottage, probably a fragment of a larger house. Circa early/mid C17 or
earlier, with a probably C18 or C19 outshut and extensive C19 underbuilding.
Framed construction, thoroughly underbuilt in brick; tile-hung to the first -
floor with bands of ornamental tiles; peg-tile roof; ragstone rubble stack
with a very tall handmade brick shaft.
Plan: The house faces approximately north. 2-cell cottage with a later
outshut, possibly originally the inner room and buttery of a larger house,
truncated at the left (east) end. The left hand room is heated from a massive
projecting stack and has high quality carpentry. The smaller right hand room
is unheated with a stair rising in the rear right (south west), corner. The
partition between the 2 rooms has been removed.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front with a probably C20 gabled
porch in the centre. 2 first floor and one ground floor 2-light C19 or C20
casement windows with small panes.
Interior: The principal room preserves high status C17 carpentry: an
intersecting beam ceiling, the beams chamfered and stopped with exposed
joists, some chamfered on one side only. The main crossbeam projects into the
outshut with a mortise for a post. The fireplace has a chamfered oak lintel.
On the first floor some of the rear wall frame is exposed with large tension
braces. An unglazed 3-light rear left mullioned window on the first floor now
overlooks the outshut.
Roof: Concealed behindplasterboard although pre-C19 rafters are visible.
Listing NGR: TQ5451650052
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