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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: 1060725



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

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Staplehurst

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 174602

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5/136 The King's Head Hotel (formerly listed as The 10.6.1971 King's Head Inn)


Public house. C16, with alterations of 1671, C18 and C19. Timber framed. Main range rendered; Chequered C18 or C19 red brick to ground floor of front of wing, banded plain and fishscale tiles to first floor, and applied framing to gable. Late C17 red and grey brick in English and Flemish bond to ground floor of left return elevation. Addition to rear of wing weatherboarded above a brick base. Main range of about 2 timber framed bays, with cross-wing, also of about 2 bays, projecting forwards slightly to left. 2 storeys and cellar. Coursed stone plinth to cross- wing, painted brick plinth to main range. Cross-wing with underbuilt jetties to front and left return. Wing gabled with slightly higher eaves. Roof of main range hipped to right with gablet, hip returning to right. Slender projecting red and grey brick stack to left side of wing, and brick stack in front slope of roof to left of centre of main range. Multiple red and grey brick ridge stack towards centre of rear addition. Irregular fenestration of two 16-pane sashes; one to wing, one towards right end of main range. Two 12-pane sashes to ground floor of wing, one 16-pane under stack, and tripartite sash towards right end. Half- glazed double doors up 4 steps with iron hand-rail to left end of main range, and half-glazed door up 5 steps, with pair of iron rails, to right end. Short gabled rear wing to right of main range. Date G E A 1671 in brick to left side of wing. Interior: only partly inspected. Exposed framing to ground floor, with evidence for subdivision of wing. Moulded beams to main range.

Listing NGR: TQ7857343021

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National Grid Reference: TQ 78573 43023


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