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Shakespeare House and Path Between Front Door and High Street, Headcorn

Description: Shakespeare House and Path Between Front Door and High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 174299

OS Grid Reference: TQ8335144192
OS Grid Coordinates: 583351, 144192
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1676, 0.6212

Location: A274, Headcorn, Kent TN27 9QA

Locality: Headcorn
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN27 9QA

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Listing Text

TQ 8344 (South side)
10/75 Shakespeare
House and path
26.4.68 between front
door and High


House or special-purpose building (possibly a cloth hall), now house.
Late C16 and C18, restored C20. Timber framed with rendered infilling.
3 timber-framed bays, built at right-angles to road. C18 timber-framed
bay parallel to street to right. 2 tall storeys and garret. Right
section of 2 lower storeys. C16 section close-studded, with deep moulded
fascia board across midrail. Single central stud and straight brace to
right section. Gable of C16 section rendered with plain bargeboards,
high cambered collar with short solid-spandrel arch-braces, and curved
ashlar-pieces. Brick stack in left slope of roof to central bay of C16.
section. Slender stack to right end of right section. Irregular
fenestration of leaded windows. C16 section has central first-floor
8-light mullioned and transomed window with deep cill, flanked by
smaller 2-light windows with rounded heads. Similar windows to ground
floor. 4-light mullioned window to attic. 3-light leaded casement to
first floor of right section. Ribbed door with flat bracketted hood to
left end of right section. Interior not inspected, but said to have
unusual roof structure. Path of Bethersden marble slabs between front
door and High Street.
(Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. XXXI, 1915)

Listing NGR: TQ8335144192

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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