This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
AYLESFORD CP STATION ROAD TQ 7258 (east side) 12/90 Village School and - Rosalind's Cottage
School and school masters house. Dated 1853 as a National School by E W Stephens of Maidstone. Random dressed stone with some ashlar but mostly stock brick dressings as well as quoins. Plain and fish-scaled tiled roof with stacks behind ridge to right and in centre. Ventilation funnels on both ends of school block to left. The schoolmasters house to right is at right angles to, and has a higher ridge, than the school block to left, the step in the ridge masked by a large; though shallow, gabled projection, with decorative barge boards, pendant and finial. Gabled projection to left flanked by a pair of gabled hoods project- ing from the roof over windows; all gables with decorative barge boards and finials, and wooden trusses in flanking gables. 1 1/2 storeys to right, 1 storey in off-centre to right gabled projection and in block to left. Large 8-light pointed-arched window with transom and mullions, 4 bays to left with 2 small arched windows in projection and larger 6-light transom and mullion windows flanking. Date-stone, marked 1853, under gable of projection. Wooden semi- dormer oriel on 4 large brackets at extreme right. Entrance to Schoolmaster's House to left of oriel; depressed arched doorway, with original boarded door with 3 small inset panes of glass at apex of door. South front: gabled projections at either end with gabled semi-dormers between. 5 bays on ground floor, with entrance with sloping weather porch on brackets in 2nd bay from right. Large wings to rear of both main fronts. Rosalind's Cottage was formerly the School- master's House, and was renamed by a former occupant, Dame Sybil Thorndike, the actress.
Listing NGR: TQ7289758816
© Mr John Vigar. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Vigar, John
Rights Holder: Vigar, John
Ashlar, Brick, Stone, Tile, Victorian Teachers House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, National School, Education, Voluntary School, School, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument, Monument <By Form>