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The Blue House, East Sutton

Description: The Blue House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 174084

OS Grid Reference: TQ8317850251
OS Grid Coordinates: 583178, 150251
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2221, 0.6218

Locality: East Sutton
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 3DN

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Listing Text

TQ 85 SW
[south side)
2/67 The Blue House

House, now cottages. C15, with early C17 alterations.
Timber framed, with rendered infilling and plain tile roof.
Wealden, with open hall of 2 unequal-length bays, and
storeyed right end bay. Left end rebuilt as separately
framed 2-bay cross-wing. 2 storeys on stone plinth. Right
and left end bays jettied, jetties returning on moulded dragon
posts. Broadly-spaced studding to hall and to ground floor
of end bays. First floor of each end bay rendered. Small
arch brace to right end of flying wall plate. Solid bracket
under central tie-beam and under left end post of hall. Roof
hipped to left with gablet, and hipped towards right end down
to lower ridge over right end bay. Small projecting stacks to
right and left. Multiple brick ridge stack at junction of hall
and left wing. Irregular fenestration of 5 leaded casements;
one 3-light to left bay, one 2-light to left hall bay, two
2-light to broader right hall bay, and one 3-light to right
end bay. Ribbed door to right end of hall. Interior: exposed
framing. Moulded, brattished end of hall beam. Moulded
crown post to hall. Side purlin roof to wing. Inserted hall
floor dated 1610. Plank-and-muntin partition, probably early

Listing NGR: TQ8317850251

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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