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Gallants Manor and Mounting Block, East Farleigh

Description: Gallants Manor and Mounting Block

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174457

OS Grid Reference: TQ7290352777
OS Grid Coordinates: 572903, 152777
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2480, 0.4760

Location: Gallants Lane, East Farleigh, Kent ME15 0LF

Locality: East Farleigh
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME15 0LF

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Listing Text

(East Side)
2/31 Gallants Manor and
Mounting Block
23.5.67 (formerly listed as
Gallants Farm House
and the Outhouse
Manor house, now farmhouse. C14, with C16 addition and C17 and
late C18 or early C19 alterations. Roughly coursed galleted ragstone to main
range and to ground floor of left cross-wing. First floor of left cross-wing
tile-hung. C16 wing has stone rubble ground floor and exposed framing with
rendered infilling to first floor. Addition to right end of main range in
small blocks of roughly coursed stone. Plain tile roofs. C14
main range of one large room, probably a hall. Cross-wing of similar date to
left, projecting slightly to rear. C16 addition of 3 timber-framed bays (on
first floor) running forwards from front left-hand (north-west) corner of cross-
wing. Late C18 or early C19 addition or rebuilt bay to right of hall. 2
storeys, main range with cellar towards right end. C16 wing has slight jetty
to long right (south) side,broadly-spaced studding with tension braces and
hipped roof with gablets. Roof of main range, incorporating cross-wing, three-
quarters hipped to right and hipped to left, hips returning. Slender project-
ing stack to left (north) side of C16 wing and two to left side of cross-wing.
Rear stack towards left end of main range and to right of centre. Irregular
fenestration to main range and cross-wing of three 2-light casements. Ground
floor windows with segmental heads. C16 wing has one 2-light casement to south
and one 4-light to west gable end. Half-glazed door to left end of main (hall)
range (site of former cross-passage), with fluted pilasters and flat bracketed
hood. Blocked 4-centred arched stone doorway towards west end of south side of
C16 wing, and blocked rectangular south window. Blocked doorway with pegged
head to west end of first floor of north side of C16 wing. Red brick lean-to
to north side of cross-wing. Mounting block of 3 stone steps attached to north-
west corner of C16 wing. Interior: 3 juxtaposed plain-chamfered pointed-arched
stone doorways towards centre of left (north) wall of hall. Exposed framing of
heavy scantling towards east end of first floor of cross-wing, with dragon tie
to south-east corner, braced cambered tie-beams and 2 octagonal crown-posts.
Unmoulded cornice(?) bressumer on top of wall-plate. Exposed framing to first
floor of C16 wing. 2 heavy-scantling C17 axial beams with jewelled chamfer
stops to ground floor of "hall". Roof of main range not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ7290352777

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Source: English Heritage

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