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Boundary Cottage Midway Cottage St Helens Corner, West Farleigh

Description: Boundary Cottage Midway Cottage St Helens Corner

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174836

OS Grid Reference: TQ7233253533
OS Grid Coordinates: 572332, 153533
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2549, 0.4682

Location: Lower Road, Maidstone ME15 0PE

Locality: West Farleigh
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME15 0PE

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Listing Text

TO 75 SW
(West side)
2/33 No. 1 (St.
Helens corner),
No. 2 (Midway
Cottage) and
Boundary Cottage

House, now house row. C16, with later additions and C19 facade. Timber
framed. Ground floor red and grey brick in Flemish bond, fishscale
tiles to first floor. Plain tile roof. C16 house of 3 timber-framed
bays, possibly storeyed throughout from beginning, and built at-right-
angles to road, facing south. Later two-storey additions forming long
wing running forwards from left (west) end of front elevation. Stone
plinth to main range. 2 storeys. Gable ends of main range formerly
jettied. Steeply-pitched hipped roof to main range, with gablet to
right. Wing with higher eaves, and roof half-hipped to front. Multiple
red brick ridge stack to right of centre of main range (to left end of
right end bay), and slender projecting stack to right gable end. Wing
has one brick stack to front gable end, one to long left side and Wing
multiple red and grey brick stack towards junction with main range.
Irregular fenestration of 4 windows; one two-light horizontally-sliding
sash to main range, towards junction with wing, and three two-light
casements to long right side of wing. Panelled door with flat bracketed
hood to No. 1 to right side of wing towards front gable end, panelled door
to No. 2, also to wing, under multiple brick stack, and panelled door to
No. 3 under main range stack, both the latter doors with gabled open
porches. Lean-to to long left side of wing. Interior: No. 3 partly
inspected. Exposed framing. Broad, closely-spaced axial joists to end
bays, with evidence for stair trimmer in each. Chamfered axial beam to
central bay. Gunstock-jowled posts, and arch-braced tie-beams. Plain
crown post with foot braces and plastered partition, to each end of
central bay (rest of roof not inspected). Ground-floor fireplace with
chamfered stone jambs and uncambered bressumer with hollow spandrels.
Mortices and shutter-groove for three-light diamond mullion window to
ground floor of left gable end.

Listing NGR: TQ7233253533

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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