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Lees House, Yalding

Description: Lees House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174967

OS Grid Reference: TQ6934449712
OS Grid Coordinates: 569344, 149712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2215, 0.4236

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

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Listing Text

TQ 6949
(South-east side)
Lees House
23-5-67 II

Farmhouse, now house. Late C16 or early C17 with late C18 or early C19
facade and additions. Timber framed. Channelled render to front elevation.
Ground floor of left gable end painted brick, first floor rendered. Right
gable end has exposed framing to ground floor and tile-hung first floor.
Plain tile roof. 2 storeys and garret, on rendered plinth. Continuous
jetty, underbuilt to about half its depth, and returned to right. Eaves
cornice of paired Ionic modillions. Half-hipped roof. Red and grey brick
rear stacks to left and right, the latter projecting on stone base with
red brick dressings. Base of right stack extended to right, possibly for
later bread oven. Regular 3-window front of twelve-pane sashes; two outer
sashes in rendered two-storey canted bays with side-lights, central sash in
open box. Similar sashes to ground floor of canted bays. Central half-
glazed and panelled door with flanking side-lights, under broad Doric porch.
Ground floor of right gable end has exposed framing with tension braces,
two studs morticed for bay or oriel window, and three or four-light
mullioned frieze windows with diamond subsidiary mullions, all behind mid-
C20 lean-to with plain tile roof. Two-storey rear return wing to left with
tile-hung first floor, two twelve-pane sashes in open boxes to left side,
and rear gable with stack. Shorter two-storey red brick rear wing or
turret to centre, adjoining left wing, with similar-height eaves and plain-
tile roof. Single-storey L-plan former stables running back from, but not
quite touching, rear elevation of main range, adjoining right side of central
wing and returning to left, ending level with rear left wing; chequered red
and grey brick on stone plinth, with dentilled eaves, plain tile roof,
boarded door and two small windows towards front end of right side and two
small paned lights and three stable doors to rear. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ6934449712

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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