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Description: Fuller House
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 174555
OS Grid Reference: TQ7856442208
OS Grid Coordinates: 578564, 142208
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1513, 0.5518
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STAPLEHURST CRANBROOK ROAD
TQ 74 SE (West side)
3/167 The Quarter
25.7.52 Fuller House
as Fullers House
House, possibly also with special function. C16, with early C17 addition
and late C19 alterations. Timber framed, with rendered infilling. Left
side and rear gable ends weatherboarded. Plain tile roof. 2 parallel
ranges, built at right-angles to road. C16 range to right of approximately
4 timber-framed bays including narrow stack bay; one long bay towards
front, and 2 slightly shorter bays to rear of stack bay. Addition,
probably of early C17, parallel to left side of C16 range but extending
back only as far as stack bay of that range. Narrower C19 section
continuing to rear gable end of C16 range. 2 storeys and attics.
Close-studded. Continuous jetty with moulded bressumer across both front
gable ends, returning to right on moulded dragon post. Both ranges
gabled to front, right range with higher ridge. Gable of left range
jettied with plain bressumer, moulded bargeboards, and with C19 moulded
pendant descending through collar. Right range gable unjettied, but with
moulded bargeboards rising from projecting wall-plate ends, with C19
"collar" between them towards apex, pierced by moulded pendant. Left
range half-hipped to rear, right gabled. Multiple red and grey brick
stack in right slope of roof, towards rear of left range. Multiple red
and grey brick ridge stack with cogged cornice towards centre of right
range. Irregular fenestration of 5 post-1877 Gothick lights; two
2-light to each gable and one single-light towards centre. Similar
lights to attic and to long right side. Canted Gothick bay to ground
floor of left gable, and rectangular bay to right. Panelled door with
two top lights to left end of right section, boarded door under stack
to right side and further doors to rear gable end. Rear lean-to to
right section. Interior: only partly inspected. Exposed framing to
right section, with gunstock-jowled posts, chamfered arch-braced tie-
beams, and evidence for diamond mullion windows. (See drawing of c.1877
in K. Gravet, Timber and Brick Building in Kent, 1971).
Listing NGR: TQ7856442208
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Source: English Heritage
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