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Court Lodge and the Dairy House, Yalding

Description: Court Lodge and the Dairy House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 174930

OS Grid Reference: TQ6985550207
OS Grid Coordinates: 569855, 150207
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2258, 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
(west side)
6/132 Court Lodge and the
Dairy House (formerly
25-7-52 listed under High
Street, North Arm)

Farmhouse, now house. Late C17. Chequered red and grey brick to both
elevations and to gable ends, Plain tile roof. Double depth. 2 storeys,
with cellar and two tiers of attics. Chamfered brick plinths. Rendered plat
band. Shallow central break with rendered rusticated quoins. Similar
quoins to outer ends of front elevation. Moulded wooden eaves cornice. Roof
gabled to right and left. Brick gable (possibly formerly corniced) over
central break, with ridge only slightly lower than that of main range. Red
and grey brick gable end stacks. Two dormers with moulded wooden cornices,
pedimented gables and leaded two-light casements. Small blocked window
towards apex of central gable with two-light leaded casement with splayed
rubbed brick voussoirs below it. Fire Insurance plaque under cill. Regular
7-window front of slightly recessed leaded wooden cross windows with splayed
rubbed brick voussoirs, and raised painted keystones with cornice breaking
forwards over them; three to central break and two to each side flanking it.
Similar windows to ground floor (left end window on each floor blocked).
Splayed rubbed brick voussoirs to cellar windows under plinth. Central door
of four panels and two top lights, with two-light rectangular fanlight, and
heavy flat corniced hood with moulded pedimented gable, up four steps with
plain iron handrails. Rear elevation: similar, and with similar central
door, but without quoins or cornice, with segmental heads to first-floor,
lower and upper attic windows, and with unpedimented corniced door hood.
1½ storey section: (the Dairy House) to left (south), set back from front
elevation, but of similar date; red and grey brick, partly in Flemish bond,
with gabled plain tile roof, large central brick gable, tall stack adjoining
main range to right, three-light ground-floor casement, and panelled door up
flight of steps to left gable end. Interior: open-well principal staircase
with turned balusters, moulded handrail and closed string, rising to first
floor from rear of entrance hall within right (north) side of central rear
break. Dog-leg service staircase with turned balusters and moulded handrail,
rising from cellar to upper attic from lobby within left side of central
rear break. Broad pegged doorway to former principal first-floor room from
landing, and smaller pegged doorways to rear right room and to corridor within
left section of house. Panelled doors. Elliptical brick fireplace with
chamfered bressumer to rear and front right ground-floor rooms and front left
and right first-floor rooms. Large rectangular brick fireplace to front left
ground-floor room, and to front right room in cellar. Broad un-chamfered
cross beam and relatively thin-scantling joists to front left and right
ground-floor rooms. Broad floorboards, including attics. Each attic (lower
and upper) has collars and aligned butt purlins.

Listing NGR: TQ6986050214

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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