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Manor House, Leeds

Description: Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173827

OS Grid Reference: TQ8233053165
OS Grid Coordinates: 582330, 153165
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2485, 0.6111

Location: Lower Street, Leeds, Kent ME17 1RR

Locality: Leeds
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 1RR

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There is also a scheduled monument, Leeds Priory: Augustinian Priory of St Mary and St Nicholas with Associated Dovecotes and Slype, and the Site of the 18th Century Meredith Mansion, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TQ 8253 (east side)

8/94 Manor House
House. C15 with C19 alterations. Timber framed with plaster
infilling. Left end bay on ground floor roughly coursed galletted
stone. Plain tile roof. Wealden with open hall of 2 unequal bays,
storeyed bay to right and formerly also to left. 2 storeys
and attics on plinth. Right end bay jettied, jetty returned along
right end. on plain dragon post. Rebated central hall post. Moulded
flying wall-plate. Hollow-chamfered bracket from jettied first floor
to right end of flying wall-plate, and solid bracket beneath
central tie. Close-studded, with brattished fillet half way up first
floor of right end bay, returning along right end elevation. Roof
hipped to right with gablet. Red brick stack in front slope of roof
to left end (in smaller bay of hall). 2 rear dormers. Irregular
fenestration of leaded casements; one 4-light ovolo-moulded mullion
window to right end bay and one C15 2-storey rectangular bay window
to right bay of hall, with moulded wood jambs, single quatrefoil
light to each side in solid side-pieces towards bottom,and curved
brackets under, now containing one 3-light casement on each floor.
Small blocked single-light opening on first floor to left end of hall
with cusped ogee head and mouchettes to spandrels. One 2-light C15
stone window to ground floor of right end bay, with hollow-chamfered
mullion, cusped lights, and moulded hood-mould. Right end elevation
has 2 small moulded pointed-arched lights and 2-light casement to first
floor, and small blocked rectangular window with chamfered stone jambs
to ground floor. Ribbed door to left end of hall under shallow
flat hood. C19 timber-framed lean-to to left. Interior not inspected.
Said to have rich internal detailing. (J. Parkin , Vanishing Houses
of Kent, Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 78, 1963).

Listing NGR: TQ8232253156

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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