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Description: The Quest
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 173791
OS Grid Reference: TQ8653752766
OS Grid Coordinates: 586537, 152766
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2436, 0.6712
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HARRIETSHAM WEST STREET
TQ 85 SE (north side)
4/58 The Quest (formerly
listed as Baldwins
26.4.68. and the Quest)
House, later house row, now house. C17, early C18, mid C18
and early C19, with mid C20 alterations. Timber-framed
core, clad in red brick in Flemish bond with occasional grey
headers in early C18. Right end quarter mid C18, chequered red and
grey brick. Plain tile roof. Lobby entry house of four bays
including stack bay. 2 storeys and cellar on brick plinth with
2 two-storey shouldered C19 or C20 buttresses, one slightly to
left of centre and the other half-way between that and left
end. 3 stretches of plat band; one in Flemish bond with ogee
moulded base between the 2 buttresses, another similar to right
of stack and one with plain edges in English bond to right quarter,
returning round right gable end. Moulded wood eaves cornice.
Hipped roof, with gablet to left end. Ridge slightly lower to
right of stack. Small projecting stack to left end, multiple
brick ridge stack towards centre and one to rear to right end.
Irregular fenestration of 7 casements; on first floor one single-light, five
2-light and one 3-light. 5 ground floor windows, of which 3 have
rubbed brick voussoirs, those of tripartite sash between buttresses
having finely-fluted base. C20 panelled door in C20 brick porch
to rear of left gable end. Door with fielded panels, 2 top lights
and narrow rectangular fanlight to right side of left buttress.
Blocked door to right side of right buttress and C20 ribbed door
in rear lean-to to right with blocked door in right gable end
of front range. Short C17 or early C18 timber framed rear wing and
possibly C18 rear lean-to. Datestone IT to left of left end
Interior: fragments of timber framing. Panel of plaster with repeated
triangular pattern in pale blue and white in right ground-floor
inglenook of central stack; probably C17. Small C18 panelled
room to right end of ground floor with sunk beaded panels, moulded
cornice, C18 doors, and panelled fireplace surround. First floor
room above with plain sunk panels along one wall and similar cornice.
C18 doors throughout house. C18 brick cellar beneath left end room.
Listing NGR: TQ8671252708
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Source: English Heritage
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