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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.


List entry Number: 1251316



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

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Capel

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Aug-1990

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433992

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5/249 Nos 1-4 (inclusive) Somerhill Cottages


Row of 4 cottages. Late C19 with some C20 extensions. Ground floor level is Flemish bond red brick with decorative burnt headers, timber-framing above is clad with red tile including bands of scallop-shaped tiles; brick stacks and chimneyshafts including several original chimneypots; red tile roof including bands of scallop tiles.

Plan: Row of 4 contemporary cottages facing north and numbering 1-4 from right (west) to left (east). Each cottages has a one-room plan with the front doorway, entrance hall and staircase to one side. Each two are a mirror-plan of the other two. The end cottages (Nos 1 and 4) have doorways towards each end and the middle cottages (Nos 2 and 3) have doorways towards the centre, side by side. Axial stacks between Nos 1 and 2 and Nos 3 and 4 serve back-to- back fireplaces.

All cottages are 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace and there are C20 extensions each end.

Exterior: Overall symmetrical 4-window front of various C20 casements without glazing bars. All 4 front doorways are elliptical arches containing original plank doors with vertical coverstrips. The main roof is gable-ended and includes 4 gabled dormers containing original casement windows with glazing bars. The gables have plain bargeboards with apex pendants.

Interiors: Show no carpentry detail and contain some original joinery.

Listing NGR: TQ6256144848

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National Grid Reference: TQ 62561 44848


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