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Fauchons House, Bearsted

Description: Fauchons House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 173518

OS Grid Reference: TQ7886755680
OS Grid Coordinates: 578867, 155680
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2722, 0.5628

Location: Fauchon's Lane, Bearsted, Kent ME14 4AH

Locality: Bearsted
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME14 4AH

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Listing Text

(east side)

5/11 No. 54 (Fauchons
23.5.67 House)


House. C15 or earlier with late C15 and mid C16 wings and C18
porch. Timber framed, plastered and tile-hung with plain tile
roof. Right angles to road. One-bay open hall, originally at
least 2 bays, with later cross-wings. Right end cross-wing:
late C15, parallel to road. 2 storeys and cellar on stone plinth,
jettied to front elevation (north) with hipped roof. 2 timber
framed bays. One 3-light leaded casement towards left end of
first floor and one 2-light leaded casement on ground floor.
Central Section: C15 or earlier, now 2 storeys, one timber-
framed bay. Roof higher than that of left section. Stack off-
centre to right. One 3-light leaded casement on ground and first
floor. Left section: C16. 2 storeys with hipped roof. Pro-
jecting brick end stack on stone base. One 3-light leaded
casement on ground and first floor. Porch: to left of right
cross-wing C18, timber framed with tile-hung first floor and
rendered ground floor. 2 storeys on plinth, with hipped plain
tile roof. Single-light first floor leaded casement. C20
boarded door. Interior: right cross-wing separately framed and
originally close-studded to front elevation. Contains evidence
of stair position. Central section has remains of coupled common-
rafter roof, Arch brace to rear wall on first floor. Inserted
floor and massive inglenook stack with chamfered stone jambs of
mid C16. Left section of lighter scantling timber. Ground and
first-floor fireplaces with jambs similar to those of hall
fireplace. Exposed beams and posts throughout the house.

Listing NGR: TQ7886755680

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Source: English Heritage

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