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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: 1060748



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: 25-Mar-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 174562

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3/95 Exhurst 25.7.52 II*

Farmhouse, probably also with special function. Now house. Possibly late C14 or early C15, with alterations and additions of C15 or early C16, C17, C19 and 1920's. Timber framed. Ground floor rendered to south wing, red brick to rest. First floor tile-hung. South elevation weatherboarded to ground floor, with applied close-studding above. Plain tile roof. South wing of 2 timber-framed bays running east-west, possibly late C14, and probably the storeyed south end wing of an open hall. Open hall replaced or curtailed, probably in the later C15, by a further storeyed wing of 3 or more timber-framed bays, of which only 2 survive, running east-west about 10 feet north of the C14 wing, starting a few feet west of the east end of that wing and presently terminating flush with its west end. Wings linked by a broad north- south passage, also flush to the west side, and extended with the insertion of a C17 stack, to become flush with east end of north wing. Evidence for ground-floor subdivision of both wings. Apparently one large room to first floor of each wing. 2 storeys. South wing jettied to east, south and west, (underbuilt to west), with moulded dragon post to south-east corner and tenoned joists to south-west. Underbuilt jetty to east gable end of north wing. Eaves of wings same height. South wing hipped to east and west, west hip returning along infilling section. North wing hipped to east, returning along infilling section, and gabled to west with lower ridge. East elevation: (former front?) multiple red and grey brick stack in front slope of roof, between wings. Irregular fenestration of 3 casements; one 2-light to gable end of each wing and one single-light under stack. Glazed door under stack. Red brick lean-to to west gable of north wing. 2-storey C20 addition to north, ground floor red brick, first floor with applied close-studding. Plain tile roof. Interior: exposed framing. Moulded south end-of-hall beam retained along north side of south wing. Moulded pointed-arched ground-floor doorway under west end of beam. 2-bay first-floor room of south wing has double-chamfered wall-plates and end tie-beams; remaining central post morticed for large brace. First-floor doorhead (for garderobe?) to west end of south wall. Collared common rafter roof, formerly with central crown-post. Central and west end trusses of north wing with moulded heavy-scantling solid-spandrel arch-braces and tie-beams, moulded posts with first-floor cushion stops, and moulded octagonal crown- posts. West end crown-post shows evidence for continuation of wing to west. Shutter groove to east end of south wall of north wing. Fireplaces with plain jambs and chamfered bressumers. Moated site.

Listing NGR: TQ7984642963

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National Grid Reference: TQ 79846 42963


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