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Kite Manor, Monks Horton

Description: Kite Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 175609

OS Grid Reference: TR1156939883
OS Grid Coordinates: 611569, 139883
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1192, 1.0217

Location: Southenay Lane, Monks Horton, Kent TN25 6DU

Locality: Monks Horton
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 6DU

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Listing Text


3/33 Broad Street

27.8.52 Kite Manor


House. C15, with mid-to-late C16, early C18 and C19 alterations. Timber
framed, with plaster infilling. Ground floor beneath stack and ground
floor of right end bay red brick in a mixed bond. Plain tile roof. Wealden,
with unequal-length hall bays and storeyed bay to each end. Hall floored
in C16 and first floor jettied flush with first floor of end bays. 2
storeys. Stone plinth, capped in right end bay with later cogged brick
course. Close studded. Left end bay jettied on solid brackets. Right
end bay formerly jettied, jetty returning to right, and now underbuilt.
Hall jetty higher, with moulded and brattished fascia board and moulding
to base of solid central bracket. Steeply-pitched hipped roof. Red
brick stack in front slope of roof to right end of left hall bay and
projecting brick stack to right end. Cogged brick cornice to N
both stacks and to base of right stack. Plaque to latter stack :I E
Irregular fenestration of 4 windows; one 8-light wood mullion 1707
window to left end bay, similar 5-light window with leaded external glazing
above door, and one 3-light leaded casement to right end bay. Gabled
oriel window to first floor of right hall bay, rising through eaves, with
carved bargeboards, later 2-light stained-glass window to gable, and
moulded and brattished tie-beam with 4-centred-arched base and carved
pendants to ends. 10-light moulded mullioned and transomed window with
leaded lights and canted 2-light side-pieces, moulded cill and coved
plastered base with brattished strip across bottom. Cill renewed but said
to have been dated 1574. Below, on ground floor, a 12-light moulded
mullioned and transomed window, of same period, also with side-lights,
on brick base, with moulded 2-light mullioned frieze windows. Hollow-
chamfered durns under moulded, brattished strip to left end of hall.
Ribbed and studded door. Single-storey addition to front at left end;
timber framed, brick-clad in stretcher bond, with plain tile roof and
brick gable end stack with cogged cornice. Rear lean-tos. Interior:
exposed framing. Moulded and brattished end-of-hall beams, that to right
with close-studded partition under. Moulded octagonal crown-post on
doubly hollow-chamfered tie-beam, formerly arch-braced. Rebated hollow-
chamfered principal posts. Hollow-chamfered axial tie-beam with solid
spandrel braces to left end bay. 4-centred-arched hollow-chamfered
service and rear doorways. Inserted hall floor with moulded axial beam
and chamfered joists. Moulded 4-centred-arched wooden fireplace bressumer
to hall with carved spandrels and integral moulded, brattished mantelpiece,
dated 1578. Deep wooden hall window-cills. Late C17 or early C18 dog-leg
staircase with moulded hand-rail and barley-sugar balusters. Wall
painting to stair-well depicting house with octagonal brick flues to right
end stack. (Country Life 6.12.1919)

Listing NGR: TR1156939883

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Source: English Heritage

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