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Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 63556 44945


TQ 64 SW CAPEL FIVE OAK GREEN ROAD (south side) 5/258 George and Dragon Cottage


House. Late C15/early C16 origins, some late C16 or early C17 alterations, massively refurbished circa 1920-30. Timber-framed, the ground floor level is underbuilt with Flemish bond red brick, and the first floor level is weatherboarded; brick stack and chimneyshaft built inside a former smoke bay; peg-tile roof.

Plan: 3-room plan house facing north north west, say north. The right (west) end room has a C20 end stack. Next to it is the entrance lobby containing the C20 stair and has opposing front and back doorways. In the centre is the main room, the medieval hall, with an axial stack backing onto the entrance lobby. The left (east) end room is unheated. It is now a woodshed and is cut off from the main house with its own back door. The present layout is mainly the result of the C20 renovation. The right end room is an addition of C19 or early C20 date. There is a medieval roof over the rest of the house and this indicates that the central room was the hall, open to the roof and heated by an open hearth fire. In the late C16 or early C17 the hall was floored over and given a smoke bay at its western end. The stack inside is C20.

House is 2 storeys.

Exterior: Regular but not symmetrical 4-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The front doorway is right of centre up a short flight of brick steps and it contains a C20 part-glazed door. Roof is hipped both ends and the stack has a Tudor style star-shaped chimneyshaft.

Interior: Largely the result of the C20 renovation. Early structural carpentry is exposed only in the central ground floor room below roof level. The room has late C16/early C17 axial joists which are chamfered with step stops. The fireplace is C20. There is a beam across the chimneybreast which is the bressummer of the smoke bay hood. In the roofspace the framed crosswalls each side of the smoke bay are heavily sooted on their inner faces. The roof was altered during the C20 renovation. It seems that the original trusses were replaced but the common rafter couples were left in situ. They are smoke blackened from the original open hearth fire and there remains the original hip constructions at each end. (The roof was later extended westwards).

Listing NGR: TQ6355644945


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

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Date: 02 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/00683/09
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