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BELL COTTAGE, STEPS AND HANDRAIL

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BELL COTTAGE, STEPS AND HANDRAIL

List entry Number: 1060724

Location

BELL COTTAGE, STEPS AND HANDRAIL, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Staplehurst

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-May-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 174601

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

STAPLEHURST HIGH STREET TQ 74 SE (West side)

3/135 Bell Cottage, steps and 23.5.67 handrail

GV II

Part of public house, now house. Late C16 or early C17. Timber framed. Ground floor red and grey brick in Flemish bond, first floor clad with banded plain and fishscale tiles. Both floors of long left side weatherboarded. Plain tile roof. Built at right- angles to road and formerly an integral part of the Bell public house to right. 2 storeys and cellar. First floor of front gable end jettied on moulded bressumer, which continues slightly to right of right end of gable. Solid-spandrel bracket to left of door. Jettied coved eaves to rear gable end. Stack not easily visible from road. One 3-light first-floor casement. Canted oriel window to ground floor, with cellar hatch under. Half-glazed door to right end, up 7 stone steps rising against wall of house, with plain iron handrail and stick balusters. Interior: only partly inspected. Ovolo-moulded cross and axial beams to ground floor of front room, with evidence for integral corridor down right side (within building). Blocked chamfered rectangular doorway towards front of right side. Inglenook fireplace. Public House to right (The Bell) rebuilt in early C20 after a fire. (see drawing in K. Gravett, Timber and Brick Building in Kent, 1971.)

Listing NGR: TQ7856742995

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gravett, K, Timber and Brick Building in Kent, (1971)

National Grid Reference: TQ 78573 42981

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