British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Olde Manor Cottages The Old Manor House, Bearsted

Description: Olde Manor Cottages The Old Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173529

OS Grid Reference: TQ8009855955
OS Grid Coordinates: 580098, 155955
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2743, 0.5806

Location: Colegate Dr, Bearsted, Kent ME14 4DN

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

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Bearsted, Kent at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

(north side)

6/22 The Old Manor House,
25.7.52 No. 1 Olde Manor
23.5.67 Cottages, No. 2
Olde Manor Cottages.
and No. 3 Olde Manor


House, now cottages. C15, C16 and C17. Close-studded timber
framing with plaster infilling, brick ground floor to front
elevation and plain tile roof. Hall and cross-wings. Left wing
(The Old Manor House): Mid C16. 2-storeys with underbuilt
jetty and hipped roof with gablet. 2½ timber framed bays
long (truncated). Central section (No. 1 Olde Manor Cottages):
C15. 1½ storeys with sweeping steeply-pitched roof. 1½ timber
framed bays. Right wing (No. 2 01de Manor Cottages): 5 timber
framed bays long; front 2 bays early C17, rear 3 much earlier.
2 storeys and garret, jettied with a moulded bressumer, gabled
to street. 5 stacks; towards centre of left wing, at left
end of central section in front slope of roof, centrally placed
at rear of central section, on ridge of right wing near junction
with central section, and on ridge towards rear of right
wing. Irregular fenestration of 3-light leaded casements on
first floor; one to centre of left wing, one in a close-studded
gabled through dormer to centre of central section and one to
centre of right wing with small frieze windows either side
with ovolo moulded mullions and C17 catches. Ground floor case-
ments beneath these to left wing and central section, and
bracketted bay window with small ovolo-moulded mullion window to
right of it to right wing. 2-light garret casement to right
wing. Ribbed doors to Nos. 1 and 2 Olde Manor Cottages adjacent
to each other at junction of central section and right wing.
Central section retains at left end a cross-passage with
2-centreed-arched door-head giving access to rear yard. Left wing
has bracketted jetty to left side elevation and retains dragon
post withmoulded capital. This elevation has irregular fenestra-
tion of leaded casements. 3 diamond mullion windows survive; on
the ground floor at the left end to right of centre, and one
above the latter on first-floor. Ribbed door at right end.
Interior: Right wing has 4-centred arched doorhead with hollow
spandrels leading from centre of cross-passage, ground-floor
room with heavily moulded beams and stone and plaster fireplace,
and plain crown-post roof. Exposed posts and beams in all 3
No. 3 Olde Manor Cottages: (not visible from the road) is situated
in the rear section of the right cross-wing. C15 or C16? west
elevation, facing the inner courtyard: timber-framed, ground floor
now brick, first floor rendered with plain tile roof. Roof
hipped at left end and continuous with roof of No. 2 at right end.
Stack in rear slope of roof towards left end. Cottage approxi-
mately one timber-framed bay long, with one small 2-light
casement towards junction with No. 2 and one C20 3-light ground
floor casement. C20 plank door in C2Q single-storey lean-to
at left end. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ8009855955

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.