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Court Lodge, Bicknor

Description: Court Lodge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 173553

OS Grid Reference: TQ8623858635
OS Grid Coordinates: 586238, 158635
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2964, 0.6699

Location: Bicknor Lane, Bicknor, Kent ME9 8AY

Locality: Bicknor
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME9 8AY

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Listing Text

(east side)

7/46 Court Lodge
26.4.68 (formerly listed as
II* Bicknor Court)

House. Mid C16 and late C16 with mid C17 refacing. Timber
framed with plaster infilling and some brick nogging, exposed
in east wing. Most clad in, and added to in, red brick in
English bond with sortie grey headers. Plain tile roof. Mid C16
range parallel to and set well back from road, 3 timber-framed
bays with large stack to end of central bay and projecting rear
stair turret. Late C16 range at right-angles to front,
forming T plan; one long and one short timber-framed bay.
Later addition along most of south elevation containing stairs.
Mid C16 range 2 storeys, late C16 range 2 storeys and attic.
North elevation: Mid C16 range to left on flint plinth, rest
on brick plinth. Mid C16 range has broadly-spaced studding
with slightly curved tension braces. Late C16 range has
moulded brick string-course stepped over windows and door and
returning along right end elevation. Roofs merge at junction,
otherwise hipped. Multiple brick ridge stack towards centre
of mid C16 range. Late C16 range has brick ridge stack towards
right end and brick stack on flint base with 2 diagonal flues to
right end. Mid C16 range has one 2-light and one 4-light ovolo-
moulded wood mullion window, the latter with moulded bracket
under. Late C16 range has irregular fenestration of 3 chamfered
brick mullion windows rendered to resemble stone, and a full-height
C20 mullioned and transomed window. Plank door to north end
of west elevation of Mid C16 wing and plank door in C19 architrave
to left end of late C16 wing. South elevation: brick addition
to late C16 range with more vitreous bricks than north elevation.
No string-course. 2 gables, each with rendered brick mullion
window to attic. Three 3-light mullioned windows to first
floor with hood-moulds, and 2 to ground floor. Central C19 plank
door with carved spandrels. Recess between this addition and end
of mid C16 range contains 5-light brick mullion window. Gable
end of mid C16 range also cased in brick, with plinth. flipped
roof. One single-light and one 3-light plain wood casements to
first floor and 2 two-light brick mullioned windows on ground floor
with hood-moulds over. Interior: reputed to have exposed framing,
large finely-carved wood fireplace bressumer, staircase with
turned balusters, original shutter to window in mid C16 range,
clasped purlin roofs, partitions dated 158- and 162(2), and
datestone 1638 removed from late C16 wing. (R.C.H.M. Report 1961).
On O.S. map called Court Lodge.

Listing NGR: TQ8623858635

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Source: English Heritage

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