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Hush Heath Manor, Staplehurst

Description: Hush Heath Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 174613

OS Grid Reference: TQ7573040835
OS Grid Coordinates: 575730, 140835
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1398, 0.5107

Location: Husheath Hill, Staplehurst, Kent TN17 2NG

Locality: Staplehurst
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 2NG

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Listing Text

TQ 74 SE (East side)

3/147 Hush Heath
Manor (formerly
25.7.52 listed as
Husheath Manor)


House. Early C17. Restored, probably in early C20. Timber framed, with
rendered infilling. Right return red brick in Flemish bond to ground
floor, tile-hung above. Plain tile roof. L-plan. Main range with
principal room of one or two timber-framed bays to left of stack bay,
with further room of one long timber-framed bay incorporating cross-
passage, to left end. Bay to right of stack framed as cross-wing,
returning to rear with one further stack bay and one timber-framed bay
behind it. Apparently integral timber-framed lean-to to long left side
of wing. 2 storeys attic and cellar on brick plinth. Close-studded.
Continuous jetty, slightly lower across stack and to right end bay,
solid-spandrel brackets to left and scrolled and carved brackets to right
wing. Roof hipped to left, hip jettied on protruding wall-plate ends
with solid-spandrel brackets. Eaves dormer to left of stack, jettied on
ovolo-moulded bressumer on shaped brackets, and with moulded bargeboards
and pendant. Broad front gable of right wing jettied on billet-moulded
bressumer on carved & scrolled brackets, and with billet-moulded
bargeboards and moulded pendant. Half-hipped roof to rear of wing,
slightly jettied on protruding wall-plate ends, with half-hip jettied
still further above. Multiple red and grey brick ridge stack to junction
of main range and wing, and another towards centre of right return
elevation. One 3-light mullioned window to left dormer. One 6-light
mullioned and transomed window to wing gable. Irregular fenestration of
4 leaded windows; one 2-light casement to left end bay; one rectangular
10-light mullioned and transomed oriel window on shaped brackets, with
rendered ogee base and 2-light ovolo-moulded mullioned frieze windows,
under the jettied eaves dormer and one 2-light ovolo-moulded mullioned
window to stack bay. 10-light ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed
oriel window on scrolled and carved brackets, with moulded head and
cill, and with 2-light ovolo-moulded frieze windows, to right wing.
Frieze windows of both oriel windows flanked by blocked or blind
"windows" with lower, pegged, cills. Boarded doorway with 4-centred-
arched head and hollow spandrels, to right end of left end bay. Boarded
door under stack to right side of wing. Interior: exposed framing.
Panelled room to left end of ground floor and to front of wing.
Linenfold panelling to left and right ends of principal ground-floor
room. Brick fireplaces with chamfered bressumers. Side purlin roof with
vertical queen-struts to collars.

Listing NGR: TQ7573040835

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Source: English Heritage

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