OLD CLOTH WORKERS HALL THE OLD CLOTH HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1070982

Date first listed: 04-Jun-1952

Statutory Address: OLD CLOTH WORKERS HALL, NORTH STREET

Statutory Address: THE OLD CLOTH HALL, NORTH STREET

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THE OLD CLOTH HALL
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Location

Statutory Address: OLD CLOTH WORKERS HALL, NORTH STREET

Statutory Address: THE OLD CLOTH HALL, NORTH STREET

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

County: Kent

District: Ashford (District Authority)

Parish: Biddenden

National Grid Reference: TQ 85111 38503

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History

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Details

BIDDENDEN NORTH STREET 1. 5272 (west side) The Old Cloth Hall or Old Cloth Workers Hall TQ 8538 16/73 4.6.52. I

2. This was the dwelling-place and one of the workshops of the cloth workers who were numerous in Biddenden in the Middle Ages. Later the building was divided into 8 houses which were separated on the ground and 1st floors but were inter-connected in the attics. The whole is now one residence. The main portion is C15. The east end facing the road was added or altered in the C17. Timber-framed range with plaster infilling, the east end close-studded, the ground floor mostly rebuilt in brick, now painted: 6 small tile hung gables, some with carved bargeboards. Tiled roof. Casement windows, mostly with diamond-shaped leaded panes. At the east end is a bay on the ground and 1st floors with a window of 2 tiers of 7 lights and wooden mullions and transoms. On the first floor below the 3 westernmost gables are similar oriel windows of 5 lights, the westernmost one with 2 wooden brackets beneath it, the others with a plaster cove beneath. Between the easternmost of the oriel windows and the bay at the east end is a slight projection on the ground floor with a sloping tiled roof and a roundheaded recess. Two storeys and attics in gables: 8 windows facing north. The east front has one window. Its first floor oversails on a moulded bressumer and brackets. Oversailing gable above with the date 1672 and the initials E S (Edmund Stede). On the ground floor is a similar bay of 7 lights and a similar oriel window above with a plaster cove beneath it. The south front is faced with red brick on the ground floor and tile hung above: 7 gables, some of them oversailing. Projecting bay on 1st floor beneath the easternmost gable.

Listing NGR: TQ8511738505

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Legacy System number: 180177

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