HAZEL HILL COTTAGE
- Heritage Category:
- Listed Building
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- Statutory Address:
- HAZEL HILL COTTAGE
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- Statutory Address:
- HAZEL HILL COTTAGE
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Maidstone (District Authority)
- Boughton Malherbe
- National Grid Reference:
- TQ 89480 49212
the following building shall be added to the list:-
BOUGHTON MALHERBE SANDWAY TQ 84 NE 6/195 Hazel Hill Cottage
Small house. Circa 1400, partly rebuilt in Circa late C15 and remodelled in Circa early C17 and early to mid C19. Timber-framed, frame exposed on west front, rest of house faced in Flemish bond red brick with blue headers on stone rubble plinth; the end gables are tile-hung. Steeply pitched peg-tile half-hipped roof. Brick axial stack to left (north) of centre with rebuilt brick shaft. Plan and Development: The present plan is the result of a Circa early C17 remodelling and Circa early to mid C19 reduction of a Circa 1400 Medieval aisled hall. Built on a North-South axis and facing west the north service end to left has been demolished but probably all of the hall, aisles and parlour or solar survive. The parlour, the right (south) end bay, is in what was probably an end aisle also open to the roof. In Circa late C15 while still an open hall there was some reconstruction which involved the rebuilding of the south aisle wall. In Circa early C17 the house was extensively remodelled, the hall was floored and an axial stack built at the lower end with back-to-back fire- places serving both the hall and the north service end which was converted at the same time into a parlour. The original 'parlour' in the putative end aisle probably remained open to the roof. Also the arcade posts (but not those in the partition at the high end of the hall) were removed and the roof reconstructed in the early C17, resetting the arcade plates at a lower level but re-using the original rafters. In about the first half of the C19 the north service end (remodelled as the parlour) was demolished leaving only a narrow bay to the north of the stack for use as a pantry, the walls (except for the south wall) were rebuilt in brick and what was probably the end aisle might have been floored in the C19. There is now a partition in the end aisle and partitions at the lower end of the hall creating a kitchen in the north west corner, but the axial partition dividing the hall is probably C20. Exterior: one storey and attic. Asymmetrical west front, mostly exposed timber framing but brick to right and left. To right of centre between large wall-posts the Circa late C15 full- height 2-light hall window with mullion and transom and renewed diamond mullions. To left some vertical studding and C20 ovolo-moulded 4-light window with a C20 glazed door at entrance left. The rear elevation facing east has C20 3-light casement at centre and similar single-light casement to right, both with glazing bars, Circa late C19 or early C20 gabled and tile-hung dormer at centre. The north end has tile-hung gable, C20 door to left and C20 2-light casement on ground and first floor. South end also has tile-hung gable and C20 casements. Interior: Much of the early carpentry is exposed inside but most of the joinery appears to be C19 and C20. The Circa late C15 hall window in the west wall was not originally glazed and has what appears to be grooves for shutters. The former hall has an early C17 ovolo-moulded axial beam with run-out stops and channelled soffit; the brick stack at the lower end of the hall has back-to-back fireplaces with cambered chamfered timber lintels, the chamfer- returned into the brick jambs which have been rebuilt. The original closed truss at the high end of the hall has arcade posts, central stud and cavetto-moulded dais beam, all grooved on the east side for a plank partition which has been removed. Large curved braces in the partition rise to a tie-beam into which they are morticed. The tie-beam has seatings for rafters. The arcade plates have been reset at a much lower level and are possibly re-used from another building. The original roof was recon- structed in the early C17 with side purlins clasped above the collars but re-using earlier large smoke-blackened rafters, some halved for collars. Source: Royal Commis- sion on the Historical Monuments of England, report, November 1988, file No. 40182.
Listing NGR: TQ8948049212
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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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