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

Maidstone (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 79413 54309


SPOT LANE TQ 75 SE OTHAM (South-East side) 3/236 The Orchard Spot Public House GV II

House, now public house. C15, with late C16 or early C17 and C19 alterations and addition. Timber framed. Front elevation rendered in C19, with one first-floor tension brace exposed. First floor of left gable end close-studded. Plain tile roof. Wealden, of four timber- framed bays; 2 roughly equal-length open hall bays and storeyed end bays. 2 storeys, on painted stone plinth. Right and left end bays formerly jettied to front, jetties returning along gable ends; all underbuilt in C19 except that to left gable end. Arch braces to flying wall-plate and solid bracket under central tie. Hipped roof with gablets. Projecting rendered stack towards rear of left gable end and truncated slightly- projecting painted stack towards front. Hall stack not visible above ridge. Irregular fenestration of 3 small wooden casements; one 2-light to left bay, another to right hall bay, and one single-light to left hall bay. No windows to right end bay. Hollow-chamfered 4-centred arched door architrave with hollow spandrels to left end of hall; boarded door to left side of a small lobby created behind the architrave. Single-bay C19 addition to rear of right end bay; this, and right gable end of Wealden, formed into C19 entrance front with regular fenestration of 3 casements to first floor, canted ground-floor bay windows, and central half-glazed door under Doric porch. Interior: only ground floor inspected. Exposed framing of heavy scantling, including beams and broad, close-set joists to end bays. Two 4-centred-arched hollow- chamfered service doorways with hollow spandrels, and similar 4-centred arched rear doorway to cross-passage. Doubly hollow-chamfered central truss posts. Moulded end-of-hall beams, that to right brattished, and with close-studded partition under it. Hollow-chamfered hall window cills to front and rear of right hall bay, that to rear with blocked 8-light diamond-mullion window between it and midrail. Substantial plain-chamfered late C16 or early C17 inserted cross-beam and axial beam and bevelled joists to right hall bay. Fireplace with plain stone jambs and cambered bressumer, backing on to cross-passage. Formerly known as Otham Grove.

Listing NGR: TQ7941354309


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 12 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14038/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Archer. Source Historic England Archive
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