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Almshouses and Handrails and Garden Walls Attached, Harrietsham

Description: Almshouses and Handrails and Garden Walls Attached

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173756

OS Grid Reference: TQ8716952407
OS Grid Coordinates: 587169, 152407
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2401, 0.6800

Location: Rectory Lane, Harrietsham, Kent ME17 1HJ

Locality: Harrietsham
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 1HJ

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Listing Text

TQ 85 SE (north east side)

4/23 Almshouses (Nos. 1 and 2)
and Handrails and garden
20.10.52. walls attached


Almshouse row. 1770. Red brick in Flemish bond with plain tile
roof. Double depth, each range separately roofed. One storey
and cellars on plinth, with plat band above-ground floor window,
rendered coping to parapet, and coped gable ends. 2 central
cottages and 2 at either end break forward slightly. Coped
triangular pediment over central break. 12 red brick stacks
to rear of ridge. Regular fenestration of 12 recessed glazing-
bar sashes with segmental heads. Segmental -headed cellar
voussoirs just visible. 12 panelled doors, one to right of each
window except in central break, where 2 doors to centre flanked
by windows; each with flat bracketted hood, up 3 steps, with plain
iron handrail to left side. 4 Rainwater heads dated 1770. 2
Insurance plaques in pediment. Board in pediment inscribed: "These
Almshouses were founded and endowed Anno 1642 by Mark Quested Esq.,
a Native of this Place and a Member of the Worshipful Company
of Fishmongers of London...". Rebuilt 1770 at the expense of the
said Company. Interiors not inspected. Short lengths of garden
wall in Flemish bond attached to front and rear.

Listing NGR: TQ8714252418

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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