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Maypole, Goudhurst

Description: Maypole

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169465

OS Grid Reference: TQ7272937913
OS Grid Coordinates: 572729, 137913
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1145, 0.4664

Location: Maypole Lane, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1BN

Locality: Goudhurst
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 1BN

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Listing Text

TQ 7237-7337 (south side)

15/115 Maypole
House. C15 to C16, altered C18 and early C20. Timber framed and clad with red
and blue brick and tile hanging and extended with brick and tile hanging. Plain
tiled roofs. Wealden hall house with cross-wing. Two storeys on plinth with
projecting and underbuilt wings to left and to right with recessed central bays,
the eaves carried on brackets. Hipped roof with stacks to end left, centre right
and at end right and rear right. Four wooden and metal casements on first floor,
and 3 glazing bar sashes on ground floor. Door of 6 raised and fielded panels to
centre right with traceried semi-circular fanlight and open pedimented surround on
pilasters with entablature blocks. Canted C20 bay window to right return to
gabled return wing, the offset stalls at the end wall of English bond brickwork
with sandstone base. Irregular fenestration of wooden casements and glazing bar
sashes to rear. Interior: fully framed interior, the main range with 1½ bay
crown post roof, with tall octagonal moulded central post, knee braced to collar
purlin and braced to diagonal struts from rafter to collar. The crown post
trusses at either end of hall with attached diminutive half-section crown posts,
braced to collar purlin giving effect of arcade responds. All heavily soot black-
ened. Cross wing with stop-chamfered beams and splayed scarf points to wall
plates. Kitchen range with copper and plate warmer, reportedly similar to C16
examples at Hampton Court, with stone lined cellar below. C18 fittings, including
ramped mahogany handrail to top lit stairs, marble fireplaces and wooden columned
fireplace with pulvinated frieze. Early C20 fittings, including Art Nouveau fire
fittings and mantlepieces.

Listing NGR: TQ7272937913

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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