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The Maison Dieu Museum, Faversham

Description: The Maison Dieu Museum

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 175959

OS Grid Reference: TR0036260855
OS Grid Coordinates: 600362, 160855
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3115, 0.8735

Location: Water Lane, Faversham, Kent ME13 8TW

Locality: Faversham
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME13 8TW

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There is also a scheduled monument, The Maison Dieu, a 16th Century House Incorporating Part of a Medieval Hospital, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

ll03 (South Side)
No 17
(The Maison Dieu Museum)
TR 0060 11/171 29.7.50.

This building is the most substantial surviving portion of the medieval
Maison Dieu Hospital, founded in 1230. It was at one time a public house,
but is now scheduled as an Ancient Monument and is used as a small
Museum. It is a building with Cl3 base and early C16 timber-framed lst
floor overhanging on the protruding ends of the floor joists on both
the North and East sides. The North front slopes downhill from East
to West. 2 storeys. 2 windows. Ground floor has been rebuilt in
red brick on the North front, but on the East front is of flints
with 2 narrow windows, medieval. The lst floor has the timbering
exposed on the North and East fronts. Casement windows. Hipped
tiled roof. Doorway in splayed angle. Chimney breast at the West
end of the North front with a blocked arch in it. AM.

Nos 1 to l9 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: TR0036260855

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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