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White Lyon House, Marden

Description: White Lyon House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174720

OS Grid Reference: TQ7459744593
OS Grid Coordinates: 574597, 144593
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1739, 0.4963

Location: 3 High Street, Marden, Kent TN12 9DR

Locality: Marden
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN12 9DR

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/62 White Lyon House
23.5.67 (Formerly listed as
Worthing House and
Fern House)


Formerly (and possibly originally) public house, subsequently house
and shop, latterly house pair, now house. Later C15, with additions
and alterations of early-to-mid C16, later C16, late C16 or early
C17, and C19. Timber framed. Main range red brick in Flemish bond,
with exposed framing to first floor of right gable end. Chequered
red and grey brick to ground floor of front wing, and tile-hanging
to first floor. Plain tile roof. C15 open hall of two roughly
equal-length open hall bays, with storeyed bay to each end. Early -
to -mid C16 rear wing of 2 timber-framed bays added to left,
apparently with slight internal gap between it and main range.
Possibly somewhat later C16 timber-framed bay added to rear to
right, inset from right gable end and overlapping right end and
right hall bays. Late C16 or early C17 bay added to front of right
end bay, also slightly overlapping right hall bay. Early C19 bay
added to rear of left wing. Left end and left hall bays altered in
C19 and C20. Main range 1 1/2 storeys, except 2-storey right end bay
with cellar under. Rear wings 2 storeys, front wing 2 storeys and
garret. Right gable end of main range close-studded, with
underbuilt jetty. Rear gable-end jetty and first-floor tension
braces to rear right wing. Roof of main range half-hipped to left.
Slightly higher ridge to right end bay with half hip to right.
Eaves and ridge of front right wing of similar height to right end
bay, and roof half-hipped to front. Rear right wing hipped to rear.
Projecting red brick gable end stack to left. Multiple red and grey
brick stack to junction of right end bay and front right wing.
Irregular fenestration of 3 windows; two three-light leaded dormers
with lean-to roofs to main range, and one small four-light leaded
casement to front right wing, with former shop window to ground
floor below. Six-light leaded ovolo-moulded mullion first-floor
window with diamond subsidiary mullions and two-light frieze
windows to right gable end of main range. Ribbed door with flat
consoled hood to right end of left hall bay, and boarded door under
stack to left side of front right wing. Lean-tos to right side of
left wing and rear of main range. Interior: exposed framing.
Moulded and brattished right end-of-hall beam, with broadly-spaced
studding under it morticed for bench, and braced partition above.
First floor of right end bay has close-studded rear wall, hollow-
chamfered wall-plates, tie-beam and posts and cambered hollow-
chamfered axial tie-beam with solid-spandrel braces. Rear left wing
has moulded octagonal crown post on cambered hollow-chamfered tie-
beam, with solid-spandrel braces carved on each face with a
different design (rose, pomegranate etc.). Chamfered inserted axial
beam and joists to right hall bay. Brick fireplaces in English
bond, with wooden bressummers to right stack. Chamfered axial beam
and joists and shaped jowled posts to front right wing. Attics to
right end not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ7459644594

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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