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Hill House, and Steps and Railings Attached, Staplehurst

Description: Hill House, and Steps and Railings Attached

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174589

OS Grid Reference: TQ7859743027
OS Grid Coordinates: 578597, 143027
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1586, 0.5527

Location: High Street, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0AR

Locality: Staplehurst
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN12 0AR

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Listing Text

TQ 7843 (East side)

5/123 Hill House
(formerly listed
as Staplehurst
Post Office), and
steps and
railings attached


House, formerly house and post-office. Early/mid C18, possibly with earlier
core, and with C19 alterations. Buffish-red brick in header bond,
with red brick quoins and dressings. Chequered red and grey brick
to left gable end. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys, attic and cellar.
Chamfered brick plinth. Plat band, broken over door and towards
each gable end. Moulded wooden eaves cornice. Right end window
bay slightly recessed, with deeper cornice soffit. Roof hipped to
left with gablet, half-hipped to right, with moulded strip to soffit
of half hip . Multiple brick stack towards right end and rear stack
to left. Hipped and corniced dormer to left hip. Irregular
fenestration of six 2-pane sashes in open boxes; 5 with splayed
rubbed brick voussoirs, and sixth, to right recess, with segmental
head. Similar windows to ground floor. Door of 6 fielded panels
with flat floating hood under third window from left. 4 stone steps,
on brick base and with decorative iron balustrade, rising alongside
the house to front door. Rear wing to left with chequered red and
grey brick ground floor, tile-hung first floor and plain tile roof.
Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ7860043042

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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