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Swallows, Boughton Monchelsea

Description: Swallows

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174490

OS Grid Reference: TQ7766450862
OS Grid Coordinates: 577664, 150862
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2293, 0.5432

Location: Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent ME17 4JD

Locality: Boughton Monchelsea
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 4JD

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Listing Text

TQ 75 SE (North side)
Cock Street

1/29 Swallows (formerly
listed as Forge
23.5.67 Cottages)


House, formerly cottages, now house. C15, with C16 alterations. Restored
mid-to-late C20. Timber framed with rendered infilling. Plain tile roof.
Open hall of 2 roughly equal-length timber-framed bays, with storeyed end
bays. Left end bay possibly incorporated undershot cross-passage. Smoke-
bay probably created in left hall bay before stack inserted. 2 storeys on
stone plinth. Broadly-spaced studding with tension braces. Gable end
jetties. Steeply-pitched hipped roof with gablets. Slender brick stack in
rear slope of roof towards left end and multiple brick ridge stack to right
end of left hall bay. Irregular fenestration of 4 leaded casements; one
4-light to left, one 3-light to left of stack and one to right end. Slightly
projecting rectangular 3-light oriel window on shaped brackets, one carved with
date 1616, to right hall bay. Oriel rises through eaves with moulded beam to
window head and plain bargeboards to gable. Ribbed door in C20 rendered porch
to left end of right end bay. Interior: exposed framing. Moulded right end-
of-hall beam. Moulded crown-post to central truss and, set on axial tie-beam,
to left end bay. Ground-floor fireplace with tooled and chamfered jambs and
wooden bressumer. Small chamfered stone fireplace to first floor. (E. Swain,
Divided and Galleried Hall-Houses, in Medieval Archaeology Vol. XII, 1968).

Listing NGR: TQ7766450862

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Source: English Heritage

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