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Church House, Yalding

Description: Church House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174908

OS Grid Reference: TQ6986050113
OS Grid Coordinates: 569860, 150113
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2249, 0.4312

Location: B2010, Yalding, Kent ME18 6HU

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

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Listing Text

TQ 6950
(east side)
Church House
(formerly listed,
23-5-67 under High Street,
North Arm, as
Holborough House).

House or vicarage, now house. Early C18 addition to a C17 house. C18 main
range chequered red and grey brick with red brick dressings and "chainĂ¢ge".
C17 left section timber framed, glad with red brick in Flemish bond on
ground floor, and with red and grey mathematical tiles in Flemish bond on
first floor. Plain tile roof. C17 section of two timber-framed bays. C18
main range probably completely replaces a pre-C17 structure. 2 storeys,
attics and cellar, each section on ragstone plinth. Moulded wooden eaves
cornice to each section, that to left lower, with Ionic modillions, that to
right with Composite modillions. Ridges same height. Roof hipped to left
and right. Projecting red brick gable end stack to left, and multiple red
and grey brick ridge stack with cogged cornice, to right end of left section.
Red brick ridge stack, also with cogged cornice, to centre of main range.
Two pedimented dormers with leaded two-light windows to each section, those
to left larger and lower. Two tripartite sashes with squared Gothick
hoodmoulds, to left section. Regular 6-window front to right section, of
eighteen-pane sashes with thick glazing bars in open boxes, all with splayed
rubbed brick voussoirs. Voussoir soffits of left end window, and third and fifth
windows from left decoratively cut in different designs. Rubbed brick
panels between ground-and first-floor windows; third from left with crinkly
edge to fielded panel, fourth from left with fielded panel with moulded outer
borders, second and sixth from left with plain channel to rectangular panel.
Eighteen-pane ground-floor sashes, with raised brick keystones and decoratively-
cut voussoir soffits to windows under third and fifth first-floor windows
from left. Door under left end first-floor window, with six fielded panels
and ten-pane rectangular fanlight, in architrave with narrow sunk-panelled
pilasters, and moulded cornice breaking forwards over scrolled consoles.
Ornamental cut brick tablet between third and fourth first-floor windows
from left, with egg-and-dart plinth on scrolled consoles, tapering Doric
colonnettes, and scrolled pediment enclosing moulded finial. Sun fire
insurance plaque over. Right gable end has one blocked central window to
each floor, with splayed rubbed brick voussoirs, those to first floor fluted,
those to ground floor reeded. Slightly projecting rear brick stair turret
with flat-topped gable, spanning all but right end room of main range, and
with casement windows to service stairs and eighteen-pane sashes with thick
glazing bars to principal staircase. Rear lean-to to left section. Single-
storey 1930s addition spanning most of front elevation of left section; red
and grey brick in Flemish bond, on brick plinth, with moulded Ionic-
modillioned wooden eaves cornice, plain parapet, and four eighteen-pane
sashes (three to front, one to right return) with splayed rubbed brick
voussoirs with alternately cut soffits. Interior: boxed principal posts to
left section. Left section has right and left end tie-beams in same plane
as wall-plates, and central truss with gunstock-jowled posts, interrupted
tie-beam, and vertical queen struts to collar forming sides of a central door-
way. Plain sunk panelling and moulded wooden cornice to entrance hall, with
two round-headed doorways to C17 section to left, both with panelled double
doors, that towards front with wooden keystone, that towards rear with semi-
circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars. Sunk moulded panelling and
moulded dado rail and cornice to room to right of entrance hall. Bolection-
moulded wooden fireplace with raised rectangular central keystone, moulded
mantleshelf and flanking niches, to right end of same room. Right end
ground-floor room has moulded skirting board and Doric fireplace of c.1840,
and anthemion border to ceiling. Stair turret houses service stairs with
moulded balusters to right, rising from corridor behind central room, and
principal staircase to left, rising from entrance hall, with turned
balusters, moulded cheeks, ramped moulded handrail, and plain sunk dado
panels. Moulded cornices to windows lighting latter staircase. C17 attic
stairs within left section, with splat balusters and polygonal finials to
newels. Plain sunk panelling and moulded cornice to each of two principal
first-floor rooms. Fireplace to right room has elliptical brick back. Left
fireplace has eared surround, with pulvinated frieze and moulded overmantle.
Panelled doors and window shutters to both floors. Staggered butt purlins
to roof. Cellar contains re-used C16 moulded beam and hollow-chamfered
joists. Wrongly marked on O.S. map as Holborn House.

Listing NGR: TQ6985550111

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Source: English Heritage

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