Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1071548

Date first listed: 17-Sep-1952



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

County: Kent

District: Ashford (District Authority)

Parish: Charing

National Grid Reference: TQ 96023 48331


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1. 5272 CHARING WICKEN LANE Wicken's Manor TQ 94 NE 11/82 17.9.52 II* 2. C15 house built by the Brent family. Embellished in C16. Timber-framed and close-studded building with plaster infilling, the first floor oversailing on a moulded bressumer and brackets with panels of ornamental timbering in diamonds. Tiled roof, hipped at the south end. Casement windows with wooden mullions and transoms and diamond-shaped leaded panes. In the centre is a projection containing the porch on the ground floor, with the timbers on each side of the doorway arranged diagonally, the first floor above oversailing and with a hipped roof. One bay on the ground floor containing a window of 2 tiers of 5-lights with a small window on each side of it. Two similar windows on first floor. Two storeys. Six windows. Brick chimney breast at the north end. Beyond this is a C16 or C17 addition of 2 windows, with a lower elevation and faced with red brick on the ground floor and tile hung above. The interior contains a fireplace in the hall of circa 1530 and a fine carved overmantel of the early C17. The parlour contains a C16 fireplace, with early C17 plaster decoration above it. John Brent is said to have entertained Henry VIII here on his journey to the siege of Boulogne in 1544.

Listing NGR: TQ9602348331


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Legacy System number: 180808

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