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Bow Hill House, Yalding

Description: Bow Hill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174871

OS Grid Reference: TQ6943551907
OS Grid Coordinates: 569435, 151907
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2412, 0.4260

Location: Hunt Street, Yalding, Kent ME18 6AJ

Locality: Yalding
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME18 6AJ

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Listing Text

TQ 65 SE
(South side)
Bow Hill House

House. C15 or early C16, with early C17 and late C18 or early C19
alterations and additions. Gothick facade. Timber framed, pebbledashed,
with plain tile roof. Wealden, with open hall of two timber-framed bays,
that to left narrower. Storeyed left end bay rebuilt in early C17 as
four or five-bay cross-wing, projecting to rear. Storeyed right end bay
probably at least partly rebuilt in C18 or early Cl9. Two storeys and
attic. First floor of cross-wing (and left hall bay?), possibly jettied
in early C17, and jettie(s) later underbuilt or altered. Two gables, one
to left cross-wing and one to right hall bay, overlapping left hall bay;
both with lower ridges than main range, and with moulded bargeboards with
differently moulded pendants. Facade of right end bay set back from rest
of present front elevation, but probably flush with original hall wall.
Gabled roof. Cross-wing gabled to rear. Multiple red and grey brick
stack in front slope of roof in left hall bay, and projecting red brick
stack to right gable end. One tripartite Gothick sash window with central
mullion, pointed lights, Y tracery and rectangular hoodmould, to each
gable. Irregular first-floor fenestration of 4 Gothick windows; one pair
of pointed-arched sashes with rectangular hoodmould under each gable,
one similar single sash with more rounded head under stack, and one
three-light casement with pointed lights and solid spandrels, to right end
bay. Canted flat-roofed bay with moulded cornice to ground floor of cross-
wing and another to right hall bay, rising above internal floor levels,
each with three broad tall pointed-arched Gothick sashes. Window with
Y tracery to right end of ground floor. Half-glazed double doors in
narrow panelled architrave with paterae, under and to left of stack. Porch
spanning gap between canted bays, with swept leaded roof set on six slender
columns of clustered shafts. Short two-storey painted brick addition to
left gable end. Two-storey early C19 stair turret in angle between cross-
wing and rear of hall, with lower rendered and weatherboarded gabled section
to rear of it. Interior: right end-of-hall tie-beam with stud partition
under it on first-floor, and with front principal post bearing truncated
end of inner wall-plate. Base of plain crown post visible above tie-beam.
Pegged stud under former central tie-beam. Left cross- wing has chamfered
first-floor cross beam with two pairs of chamfered axial beams tenoned to
it, to C17 front room. Broadly-framed partition wall to rear of this
former room, with dropped doorhead towards left end of it. Clasped-purlin
roof to cross-wing, with diminishing principal rafters, curved windbraces,
and vertical queen struts to cambered collars. Late C18 or early C19
staircase with oval skylight above it. Late C18 or early C19 fireplaces,
doorcases and cornices, including fireplace to ground floor of right hall
bay with mantleshelf on fluted Corinthian columns. Fireplace to first-
floor right end room has enriched folding iron doors.

Listing NGR: TQ6944051900

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Source: English Heritage

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