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Yew Tree House, Leeds

Description: Yew Tree House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 173852

OS Grid Reference: TQ8197652711
OS Grid Coordinates: 581976, 152711
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2445, 0.6059

Location: Upper Street, Leeds, Kent ME17 1RZ

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

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Listing Text

TQ 85 SW (east side)

3/118 Yew Tree House
Hall-house, formerly house row, now house. Late C15 with late
C16 and C19 alterations. Timber-framed, ground floor clad in
red brick with occasional grey headers in Flemish bond, first
floor tile-hung. Late C15 open hall of 2 unequal bays, possibly
with storeyed bay to left, now gone. Integral 2-bay cross-wing
to right. Late C16 two-bay addition to right of cross-wing,
parallel to road. 2 storeys. Roof over hall raised in C19 and
gabled to junction with ridge of wing. Hip of wing continuous
with slope of C19 roof and built up, probably in C19, with ridge
parallel to road. C16 addition has steeper pitch, lower eaves,
hipped to right with gablet. Late C16 red brick stack in front
slope of roof at left end and early C19 stack to right side of
wing. Irregular fenestration of two C19 first-floor casements.
Four C19 ground-floor casements with segmental heads. Ribbed door
in left end of C16 addition. Interior: Crown post to wing with 2
curved downward and 2 upward braces. Half of moulded dais beam
survives carved with small shields alternately bearing portcullis,
Tudor rose and George cross. Plain four-centred arched door-
head beneath beam, spandrels carved with hammer to left and mallet
pursing chisel to right. Tension braces. Large stone fireplace
in left bay of hall with moulded jambs, one corbelled to top.
Exposed timbers.

Listing NGR: TQ8197352712

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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