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Uptons, Yalding

Description: Uptons

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174958

OS Grid Reference: TQ6912149009
OS Grid Coordinates: 569121, 149009
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2152, 0.4201

Location: Lees Road, Yalding, Kent ME18 6DB

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

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Listing Text

TQ 6949
(East side)

Farmhouse, now house. Mid C17, with later C17 or early C18 addition. Early
C19 alterations to facade. Timber framed. Exposed principal posts, and
studs flanking windows, to ground floor, with brick infilling and herring-
bone top course. Panelled render stuck with broken glass to first floor.
Slate to front slope of roof, plain tiles to rear. Plain-tile roofs to
rear wings. Central-entry plan of 3 (or possibly 5) timber-framed bays,
central bay relatively short, and each long flanking bay possibly
subdivided into two. Apparently integral rear return wing to right of
two timber-framed bays. Later C17 or early C18 central wing of three
timber-framed bays, abutting right wing, and stopping short of left gable
end of main range. 2 storeys and garret. Cellar to front range only.
Galleted ragstone plinth. Flat eaves soffits. Roof gabled to left, half-
hipped to right. Right wing has much lower eaves than front range, lower
ridge, and gable to rear. Central wing has only slightly lower eaves than
front range, lower ridge, and half hip to rear. Very slightly projecting
gable end stack to left, with galleted stone base on chamfered galleted
stone plinth, and with chequered red and grey brick flue. Multiple red
and grey brick stack to rear of right bay. Projecting painted brick stack
to rear gable end of right wing. Irregular fenestration of 5 leaded cross
windows with moulded architraves. Two tripartite sashes to ground floor,
that to left narrower. Left bay has intermediate post to right of stack,
on ground floor, with one rail pegged between it and left post towards top,
and another towards bottom, and two studs pegged between the rails; possibly
a blocked fire window (unusual in this area). Similar arrangement to rear.
Recessed central door of six fielded panels, with rectangular four-light
fanlight above door but to front of recess, and with flat consoled hood, up
three steps. Interior: left ground-floor room has two chamfered cross beams
with two sets of chamfered axial beams tenoned to them, and deeply-chamfered
joists. Right ground-floor room has two deeply-chamfered axial beams with
two sets of similarly-chamfered cross beams tenoned to them. Cill-beam
runs back into right wing. Fireplace to rear wall, with attenuated four-
centred-arched bressumer with hollow spandrels. Rear of stack, projecting
into wing, is of ashlar, with high chamfered plinth. Boxed axial beam
to left first-floor room and hollow-chamfered axial beam to right. Gunstock-
jowled posts to front range and right wing, cut jowls to central wing.
Dog-leg stairs from ground floor to attic, filling rear half of central bay.
Tall door with six moulded panels at head of stairs on first floor.
Staggered butt purlin roof to front range, ceiled above purlins. Similar
roof to right wing.

Listing NGR: TQ6912149009

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Source: English Heritage

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