MADAM TAYLORS COTTAGES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1250967
Date first listed:
23-May-1967
Statutory Address:
MADAM TAYLORS COTTAGES, OTHAM STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MADAM TAYLORS COTTAGES, OTHAM STREET

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

County:
Kent
District:
Maidstone (District Authority)
Parish:
Otham
National Grid Reference:
TQ 79791 53698

Details

OTHAM STREET TQ 75 SE OTHAM (West Side) 3/234 Madam Taylors Cottages 23.5.67 GV II House, formerly cottages, now house. Mid-to-late C16 with later alterations. Restored in 1970's. Timber-framed. Rendered, with exposed principal posts and tension brace to right end of ground floor. Plain tile roof. 5 timber-framed bays, forming 3 rooms on each floor; one single-bay room to left (south) and two 2-bay rooms. Probably originally faced west. 2 storeys. Projecting red and grey brick gable end stacks in English bond, with moulded brick off-sets and chamfered stone bases. Filleted flue to left stack, right flue rebuilt. Plain projecting red and grey brick stack in English bond to present front elevation, at junction of second and third timber-framed bays from left. Short 2-storey rendered wing projecting forwards from left end bay, with hipped plain tile roof. Narrow adjoining but shorter former stair turret between it and front stack. Brick lean-to to most of rest of front elevation. Irregular fenestration of 3 casements; one 2-light to left end wing, one very small single-light to turret, and one 2-light to right end. Panelled door within lean-to. Interior: roll-and-cavetto-moulded cross and axial beams to central ground-floor room (second and third timber-framed bays from left) and heavily-chamfered joists to same area on first floor. Right end room (fourth and fifth timber-framed bays) with less pronounced moulding to cross and axial beams on both floors. 4-centred arched stone ground-floor fireplace to each stack, with similar mouldings, that to central room slightly more ornate and with initials T.H. to spandrels. Painted panelling to right end room, and to part of central room on ground floor. Linenfold panelling in a variety of designs land possibly partly re-positioned) to all four walls of subdivided first floor central room. Initials T.H. possibly refer to Thomas Henley, (d.1590), owner of Gore Court from about 1550 and of other property from 1536.

Listing NGR: TQ7979153698

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
433530
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: 11 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14038/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Archer. Source Historic England Archive
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