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Moatenden Priory, Headcorn

Description: Moatenden Priory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 174308

OS Grid Reference: TQ8188946407
OS Grid Coordinates: 581889, 146407
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1879, 0.6014

Location: A274, East Sutton, Kent TN27 9PT

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

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Listing Text

TQ 84 NW (West Side)

Moatenden Priory
5/60 (formerly listed as


Farmhouse, possibly incorporating fragment of house of Trinitarian Friars at
left end. Now house. Late C15 or first half of C16, with Cl7 and later
alterations. Ground floor of left section red brick with grey brick diaper
pattern and irregular stone quoins to left corner; of central section red and
grey brick in Flemish bond, and of right end bay C19 banded red and grey brick
in English bond. First floor tile-hung. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys and attic.
Plinth of C15 or C16 stone to left section; later ashlarged stone, and banded
red and grey brick to central section; and irregular stone blocks to right
end. Hipped roof, with gablet to right. Filleted multiple brick stack in
rear slope of roof towards right. Irregular fenestration of five 9-pane sashes.
Left section has one 2-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion ground-floor window
with round-headed lights, moulded jambs and squared hoodmould to left of door
and similar single-light window to right of door. 2 similar rear windows
aligned with those to front. Hollow-chamfered stone doorway with rounded,
almost 4-centred arched head and hoodmould to right end of left end bay.
Panelled door with C19 open timber porch beneath stack. Rear elevation has
3 gables, 2 jettied on shaped brackets. Interior: exposed framing. Stone
doorway with 4-centred arched head and another stone opening adjacent to it
in right wall of left end bay. Plain crown-post to right end of same bay.
Moated site. House of Trinitarian Friars founded circa 1235, and dissolved

Listing NGR: TQ8188946407

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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