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Wierton Hall, Boughton Monchelsea

Description: Wierton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174500

OS Grid Reference: TQ7843149909
OS Grid Coordinates: 578431, 149909
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2205, 0.5537

Location: E Hall Hill, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent ME17 4JU

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

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Listing Text

TQ 74 NE (North-East side)

2/37 Wierton Hall


Farmhouse, now house. Late C16, with later C16, early C17 and C18 additions
and alterations and early-to-mid C19 facade. Timber framed, clad with
channelled render. Plain tile roof. Late C16 T-plan lobby-entry house, with
front range of 2 1/2 timber-framed bays and central stack bay; rear wing of 2
timber-framed bays with sides running back from principal posts to left side
of stack bay and to right side of half bay to right of stack bay. Later C16
bay added at right-angles to left side of rear bay of wing. Early C17 bay
infilling gap between added bay and left bay of front range. C18 bay
infilling angle between right bay of front range and first bay of rear wing,
making house virtually rectangular. 2 storeys on rendered plinth. Hipped
roof. Multiple brick ridge stack slightly to left of centre. Regular 3-window
front of two 2-light mullioned sashes (each sash of 2 panes, without horns),
and central 2-pane sash. Similar windows to ground floor. All windows with
blind boxes. Central panelled door with rectangular fanlight, under open
flat-roofed Doric porch with moulded cornice. Central rear wing, with lower
ridge, jettied gable and gable end stack;8-light mullioned window to gable.
Added rear bay with even lower ridge, hipped to left. C17 infilling with
steeply-pitched hipped roof same height as front range, and with ridge
continued across to hipped C18 infilling to right. Interior: exposed
framing. Chamfered stone fireplace with wooden bressumer to each side of
stack on ground floor, and smaller stone fireplace with 4-centred arched head to
first floor to left. Small stone fireplace with chamfered jambs and bressumer
to closet in front of stack. Bressumer with spit machine marks to end stack
of wing. Stairwell within centre of first bay of rear wing, with C17 newel
surviving in attic. Boarded horizontally-sliding shutter to C16 left addition.
Early-to-mid C19 panelled vertically-sliding shutters to front windows.
Clasped purlin roof with diminishing principal rafters, and windbraces, to
front range and rear wing. Formerly known as Wierton Hall Farm.

Listing NGR: TQ7843149909

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Source: English Heritage

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