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Turnpike House, Marden

Description: Turnpike House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174724

OS Grid Reference: TQ7466344555
OS Grid Coordinates: 574663, 144555
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1736, 0.4972

Location: 6 High Street, Marden TN12 9AB

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

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Listing Text

(north-east side)

5/66 Turnpike House
(Formerly listed as
23.5.67 J A Castleton, Butcher,
with the house


House, formerly shop, now house. Late C15 or earlyCl6 with C16 and
later alterations, restored in mid-to-late C20. Timber framed. Ground
floor rendered, first floor with exposed framing and rendered
infilling. Plain tile roof. Wealden, with two roughly equal-length
hall bays and storeyed end bays. Two-bay early-to-mid C16 rear wing to
left, and C16 or C17 rear wing to right of three timber-framed bays. 2
storeys. Right and left end bays jettied to front. First floor close-
studded. Solid-spandrel arch braces to flying wall-plate, and solid-
spandrel bracket under central tie-beam. Steeply-pitched roof, hipped
with gablet to left, gabled to right. Brick ridge stack to right end
of left hall bay, and rear stack to right. Irregular fenestration of 4
casements; one three-light to each end bay and to right hall bay, and
one two-light to left of stack. Blocked two-light window to right end.
Blocked doorway to left end of left hall bay. Rear door towards
centre. Rear wings to left and right. Interior: exposed framing.
Moulded end-of-hall beams, that to left less detailed. Two blocked
rectangular hollow-chamfered service doorways to left end of hall.
Broad close-set joists to end bays. Moulded central truss posts with
cambered tie-beam and moulded octagonal crown post. Rebated end-of-
hall post. Cambered hollow-chamfered axial tie-beam with hollow-
chamfered posts to left end bay, and similar posts with later tie-
beams to right end,neither with crown posts. Plain crown posts with
foot braces to left wing. Two late C16 or early C17 three-light ovolo-
moulded mullion first-floor windows to rear of hall. Moulded axial
beam to inserted hall floor. Brick fireplace. C17 newel-post to stairs
behind stack.

Listing NGR: TQ7466344553

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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