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Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 64466 45226


TQ 64 NW CAPEL FIVE OAK GREEN ROAD (south side) 1/262 Stream Cottage


Cottage, once part of a larger farmhouse. Probably early C16, some late C16/early C17 alterations possibly associated with its conversion to a cottage, modernised more than once in the C20. Timber-framed, ground floor level is underbuilt with C19 red brick and first floor level is clad with peg- tile; brick stack and chimneyshaft; peg-tile roof.

Plan: 2-room lobby entrance plan cottage set back from the road and facing north north west, say north. The unheated room to right (west) is now used as a kitchen. The left (east) room is heated by a central axial stack. This layout is probably the result of the late C16/early C17 alterations. However the basic structure is earlier and the present stack was built inside an original smoke bay. That earlier building was probably larger than the present cottage. 2 storeys.

Exterior: Not really symmetrical 3-window front of C20 casements with leaded diamond pane effect. Central doorway with sidelight. C19 door was put there circa 1970 and the owners reckon it came from Hadlow Castle. C20 porch with monopitch roof. Main roof is tall, steeply pitched and is hipped both ends.

Interior: The exposed carpentry is mostly early C16. Both rooms have ceilings of plain joists of large scantling. The fireplace is plastered and has a chamfered oak lintel with a segmental arch. It was inserted into the original smoke bay. Tie-beam across the front of the chimneybreast is the bressummer of the smoke bay. The other side, between the stack and present kitchen, appears to be a full height framed crosswall, the back of the smoke bay. Above are 2 closed trusses, both tie-beam trusses with crown post super structures. The faces of the trusses into the smoke bay are heavily sooted, so too is the crown purlin as it passes across the smoke bay. The parlour side of the eastern truss is clean and the cob plaster infil has a combed pattern on it. The original roof survives this end. It is clean and the collars of the A-frames are lap-jointed to the rafters. The western truss of the smoke bay is not complete and the rest of the roof was rebuilt in the C20.

Stream Cottage is an interesting small cottage containing the extensive remains of its early C16 origins.

Listing NGR: TQ6446645226


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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: 06 Sep 1999
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