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The Moorings, Chart Sutton

Description: The Moorings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 174067

OS Grid Reference: TQ7966250403
OS Grid Coordinates: 579662, 150403
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2245, 0.5716

Location: Plough Wents Road, Maidstone ME17 3SB

Locality: Chart Sutton
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 3SB

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Listing Text


18-DEC-85 (South side)
The Moorings


House. Early C18, with some C19 and early C20 alterations. Red brick in Flemish bond on sandstone plinth with galleting but with some tile-hanging to rear. Plain tile roof with two tall C19 gable end brick chimneystacks with three gabled dormers. 2 storeys, attic and basement; three windows. Plat band. Eaves project at gable ends. Regular 3-window front of recessed 16-pane sashes, that to centre narrower. Two 16-pane ground floor sashes, formerly broader. Brickwork shows there were originally five windows on the first floor and four on the ground floor which were altered to the existing windows in two stages. Central door with four vertical panels (early C20) up 3 steps under flat bracketed hood with pilasters and rectangular fanlight. Curbing stone to north east corner. East side has 12-pane sash to first floor, and C20 window and french window to ground floor. Rear elevation originally had a catslide roof but western gable added in 1920s and tile-hung eastern gable added in 1930s. Ground floor windows have cambered heads and include bricked-in opening, First floor windows are C20. One storey brick extension to south east added in 1920s.
INTERIOR: Fine early C18 dogleg staircase with turned balusters and square newel post and dado panelling to side. Two-panelled early C18 door to cellar now blocked but existing access to cellar by late C18 six-panelled door with top two panels glazed. Ground floor rooms have roll-moulded axial beams. Dining Room has open fireplace with renewed bressumer but retaining salt alcove and two wooden seats. First floor has timber-framing to partition walls, cupboards with H-hinges and a two-panelled door. Roof structure has halved and pegged rafters without ridgepiece and collar housed and pegged to rafters. Cellar contains two reused beams, some old floor joists and two cambered headed lantern alcoves.
HISTORY: At one time part of the Cornwallis estate.

Listing NGR: TQ7966250403

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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