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Randall Cottages, Yalding

Description: Randall Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174906

OS Grid Reference: TQ6990050157
OS Grid Coordinates: 569900, 150157
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2253, 0.4318

Location: B2010, Yalding, Kent ME18 6HZ

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

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Listing Text

TQ 6950
(east side)
Nos, 1, 2 and 3
Randall Cottages
23-5-67 (formerly listed
under High Street,
North Arm)

House and shop, now house row. C16 or earlier, with C19 facade. Timber
framed, weatherboarded, with thatched roof. Main range of approximately 3
timber-framed bays, possibly with two-bay open hall and probably with shop
to front part of storeyed right end bay. Left cross-wing of approximately
2 timber-framed bays, projecting forwards slightly. Cross-wing 2 storeys,
main range 1½ storeys, both with semi-basement which has red brick wall
forming high plinth to rest of building. Cross-wing formerly jettied to
front. Underbuilt jetty to right gable end of main range. Roof of cross-
wing hipped to front, with higher eaves and slightly higher ridge than
main range. Main range gabled to right. Projecting brick stack to long
left side of cross-wing, rear stack to left end of main range, and multiple
brick ridge stack to right end. Irregular fenestration of 3 windows; one
two-light casement to cross-wing, one gabled two-light through dormer with
plain tile roof to left end of main range, and one single-light eyebrow
eaves dormer towards centre of main range, with blocked window suggested in
weatherboarding below it. Four casement windows to ground floor. Boarded
door with flat bracketed hood to No. 1 to right end of front gable of cross-
wing and boarded door to No. 2 to left end of main range, both reached from
landing with wooden handrail, turned balusters and ragstone base, up four
brick steps parallel to front wall to right of door to No. 2. Similar door
to No. 3 towards right end of main range with landing reached up four steps
from right. Three boarded doors to semi-basement; one to cross-wing and two
towards centre of main range. Narrow lean-to to right gable end. Fire
insurance plaque to first floor of wing. Interior: only partly inspected.
Exposed framing. Ground floor of cross-wing has chamfered cross beam, broad
close-set joists, wall framing of heavy scantling, and later brick fireplace.
Long shaped jowl to rear principal post of presumed right end-of-hall truss,
and broadly-spaced studding to ground-floor partition under it. Right end
ground-floor room has broad close-set axial joists, shutter groove under
former jetty bressumer, and solid-spandrel bracket to underbuilt jetty.
Mortices for axial partition towards front of bay. Front right corner post
chamfered to probable former shop window cill, and post and midrail-soffit
grooved for horizontally-sliding shutter. Later brick fireplace with wooden
bressumer to right gable end.

Listing NGR: TQ6989950162

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Source: English Heritage

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