THE GEORGE AND DRAGON PUBLIC HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251348
Date first listed:
24-Aug-1990
Statutory Address:
THE GEORGE AND DRAGON PUBLIC HOUSE, FIVE OAK GREEN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE GEORGE AND DRAGON PUBLIC HOUSE, FIVE OAK GREEN ROAD

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Parish:
Capel
National Grid Reference:
TQ 63503 44904

Details

TQ 64 SW CAPEL FIVE OAK GREEN ROAD (south side) 5/257 The George and Dragon Public House

II

Public house. Early C17, enlarged in the late C19 and another extension circa 1960. The C17 section is timber-framed, the ground floor section underbuilt with Flemish bond red brick, the first floor level is clad with peg-tile; the C19 section is timber-framed and clad with weatherboards; the C20 extension is red brick. All sections have brick stacks and chimneyshafts, and peg-tile roofs.

Plan and Development: Irregular building facing north. Basically it has a T- plan. The main block contains the substantial remains of 2-room plan C17 house. The larger room is to left (east) and before the C20 extension that end had a gable-end stack. The smaller unheated room to right has been incorporated into later arrangements with the C19 crosswing that end. The C19 crosswing is now used as bars at the front and service rooms, including kitchen to rear, both sections have projecting lateral stacks.

The C17 section of the main block is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace; the C20 extension is single storey. The front part of the C19 wing is 2 storeys, the rear part is single storey.

Exterior: Irregular front elevation. The C19 wing projects forward with a C19 ground floor horned 20-pane sash and first floor 16-pane sash. Front doorway to left up a flight of steps and it contains a C20 part-glazed door under a shallow flat hood. Roof above is hipped both sides. To left the ground floor front of the C17 block is mostly hidden by a porch which was built with the C20 extension but at first floor level there is a C19 18-pane horizontal sliding sash. The C17 roof is gable-ended to left and hipped to right as it continues down over the C19 service block. The rear service block also includes a couple of C19 horizontal sliding sash windows.

Interior: Although much of the ground floor timber framing has been removed the C17 house is otherwise well-preserved. Evidence for a jettied west end now shows inside the bar in the C19 section. The heated room has a 4-panel intersecting beam ceiling, the beams chamfered with scroll stops. The large brick fireplace has a plain oak lintel. Evidence of the ground floor crosswall shows in the bar serving area. On the first floor the plan is intact. The larger room has a 4-panel intersecting beam ceiling similar to that on the ground floor. The fireplace here is blocked. Alongside the stack is a probably original winder stair up to the attic. 3-bay roof of tie-beam trusses with clasped side purlins, diminished principals, queen struts and some curving windbraces.

According to the older locals the attic was notorious as a cock-fighting venue earlier in the C20.

Listing NGR: TQ6350344904

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
434002
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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