ELM HOUSE AND RAILINGS ATTACHED

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1068795
Date first listed:
23-May-1967
Statutory Address:
ELM HOUSE AND RAILINGS ATTACHED, OLD TREE LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ELM HOUSE AND RAILINGS ATTACHED, OLD TREE LANE

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

County:
Kent
District:
Maidstone (District Authority)
Parish:
Boughton Monchelsea
National Grid Reference:
TQ 77420 51149

Details

BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA OLD TREE LANE TQ 75 SE (North-West side)

1/54 Elm House and 23.5.67 railings attached

GV II*

House. Early C17, with early C18 front range and later additions and alterations to rear. Central range timber framed, with mathematical tiles on galleted stone base to gable ends. Front range greyish-red brick, with lighter red brick dressings and "chainâge". Rear range rendered, but with area of stonework towards right end. Plain tile roof. Early C17 central range of 3 timber-framed bays, with single-bay rear return wing to right, and possibly with further section at right-angles to right of wing. Early C18 range to front (forming 2 parallel ranges), comprising one room on ground floor, with entrance hall to right end. Later section infilling angle between central range and its rear wing, forming rear range. 2 storeys, attics and cellar, with stone plinth to gable ends. Front C18 elevation flanked by Giant order of Doric pilasters with rubbed brick capitals and bases. Moulded and dentilled wooden eaves cornice. Stone-coped brick parapet with sunk panels. Hipped roof to front range. Steeply-pitched hipped roof to central range, left hip returning to rear infill. Stack with cogged cornice between front and central ranges towards left end. 2 flat- roofed dormers. Regular 5-window front to each floor of front range, of slightly-recessed 8-pane sashes with splayed rubbed brick voussoirs and with central voussoirs dropped to suggest keystones. Outer and central windows, and outer windows of ground floor also have cut ogee heads. Sunk brick panels beneath ground and first-floor windows, the first-floor panels with delicately-moulded brick strip to their bases. Single-storey brick section to right, possibly an addition, with plain parapet above plat band, concealed lean-to roof, and doubly-recessed round-headed door architrave with rubbed brick voussoirs and plain stone imposts; ribbed door with panelled back and decorative semi-circular fanlight. Longer single- storey section to right gable end of rear range, possibly connected with former rear wing of central range, now roofed in 2 sections, with half-hip to right end. Interior: central range with jowled posts, tension braces, and clasped purlin roof with windbraces and diminishing principal rafters. Corner stack to central bay. Some exposed framing to rear wing. Open-well front staircase with barley-sugar balusters, moulded handrail, and ramped panelling to wall side. Hall paved with black and white flags. Fielded panelling and moulded cornice to left ground-floor room. Moulded cornice to first floor (formerly one long room). Well head: set within about 1/2 metre of right gable end. 2 posts with plain-tiled pentice over, with 2 wooden drums between them, connected by cogging to large iron hand wheel on one of posts. Railings: spear-head railings set on low red brick plinth across front of house, and connected to right gable end by red brick wall.

Listing NGR: TQ7742051149

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
174518
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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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06607/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Henry Teed. Source Historic England Archive
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