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Gable Cottage the Gables

A Grade II Listed Building in Benenden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0675 / 51°4'2"N

Longitude: 0.5785 / 0°34'42"E

OS Eastings: 580755

OS Northings: 132954

OS Grid: TQ807329

Mapcode National: GBR PTT.326

Mapcode Global: FRA D639.F5M

Entry Name: Gable Cottage the Gables

Listing Date: 5 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170242

Location: Benenden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Benenden

Built-Up Area: Benenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

1350-0/7/133 Gable Cottage and The Gables.
House pair. c.1870 pair built for the Earl of Cranbrook
Estate, possibly by E.L. Cotman of Ipswich, with C20 addition
to the Gables. Front is of red brick in English bond to the
ground floor, 1st floor timberframed in rectangular panels
with plaster infill. Tiled roof with 2 C16 style clustered
brick chimneystacks with ribbed decorations. Gable Cottage has
large gable with pendant and finial. The Gables has right side
projecting gable over porch. 1st floor has 3 casements with
chinoiserie leaded lights. Ground floor has 2 cambered headed
casements with similar lights. Gable Cottage has left side
doorcase with gable with bargeboards, finial and pendant and
cambered headed doorcase with plank door and large iron
hinges. The Gable has right side gabled weatherboard and plank
door. Attached to the right side elevation is a brick and
timberframed lean to with gable and basement with leaded
lights. C20 extension to right side of the Gables in matching
style. Rear elevation is of 2 storeys, red brick in English
bond. The Gables has 1 gabled dormer with pendant and finial.
Gable Cottage has a tile hung gable with pendant and casement
with leaded light. 1st floor has 4 mullioned windows with
leaded lights. Ground floor has 1 cambered arched window with
leaded lights. The Gables has mainly altered windows including
C20 bay. S-Shaped iron tiles. Gable Cottage has a round-headed
alcove to lounge and the top part of the staircase has square
balusters and a columned newel. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: TQ8075532954

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