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Description: Weeks of Goudhurst, Yalding Post Office and Attached Ranges to North and West
Weeks of Goudhurst, Y
Date Listed: 14 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174959
OS Grid Reference: TQ6970149955
OS Grid Coordinates: 569701, 149955
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2236, 0.4289
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YALDING LEES ROAD
as High Street,
Weeks of Goudhurst,
Yalding Post Office,
and attached ranges
to north and west
House, shop and workshop, now shops with domestic accommodation. C18 and
early C19. House, facing Lees Road, chequered red and grey brick.
Former workshop (?) adjoining to left (west), red and grey brick in Flemish
bond, with parallel rear range of red brick. Shop to right painted brick
facing Lees Road, weatherboarded to High Street. Post Office weatherboarded.
to High Street. Slate roof to rear range of workshop, plain tile roof to
rest. Built on a corner site. Workshop probably early C19. House late
C18 or early C19. Shop of a similar period. Post Office, and its two
parallel rear ranges (which effectively form two rear wings to house),
probably early C19. House 2 storeys and attics, rest 2 storeys. Roof hipped
to left end of workshop, half-hipped to shop to right (facing High Street).
Post Office and its two parallel rear ranges have higher eaves and ridges
than rest with two gables and one half-hip. Modillioned eaves cornice to
Post Office. Central red and grey brick stack to house, set parallel to ridge.
Gable end stack to Post Office, and stack between rear ranges. House has
two hipped dormers with paned two-light casements, regular 2-window front
of four-pane sashes in open boxes (with splayed rubbed brick voussoirs to
ground-floor window), and central door of six fielded panels with flat corniced
hood. Workshop has irregular fenestration of 2 four-pane sashes in open
boxes and nothing to left end on first floor, three similar ground-floor
sashes with segmental heads, and blocked carriage entrance to right end,
adjoining house. Shop unfenestrated to Lees Road. High-Street return has
one two-light window to gable end of shop and one single-light and one
two-light window to Post Office. Half-glazed door to shop, and half-glazed
double doors with flat hood, to Post Office. Interior: house has timber-
framed rear wall of relatively light scantling, chamfered beams, moulded
wooden first-floor mantelshelf, attic stairs behind stack, and clasped-
purlin roof. Common-rafter roof over shop. Stairs within rear range have
moulded cheeks and balusters.
Listing NGR: TQ6970849955
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Source: English Heritage
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