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Description: Chantry House
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 176114
OS Grid Reference: TQ8798260406
OS Grid Coordinates: 587982, 160406
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3117, 0.6958
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TQ 86 SE BREDGAR THE STREET
5/92 Chantry House (Formerly
listed as chantry Cottages)
Chantry college, now house. Circa 1392 altered C19. Flint
with red brick dressings stone quoins and plain tiled roof.
Two storeys and moulded eaves cornice, with 4 stacks from left to
right. Regular fenestration of 4 C19 tripartite sash and central
sash on first floor and 4 tripartite sash on ground floor.
Original openings since revealed, mullioned light to left on
first floor, single openings with stone surrounds on ground
floor. Central door of 6 panels with rectangular fan, moulded
surrounds and cornice hood, with exposed brick and wood from earlier
door opening exposed around it. Right return front: first floor
has C14 2 light cusped opening. Interior: much of C14 remaining.
2 vaulted and half-sunk rooms; roof of 5 large moulded crown posts with
2 round flint chimneys; moulded stone doorways originally at
either end of passage from central hall to kitchen. Later
features include C17 moulded brick fireplace, and panelling, carving
and staircase of various dates, C17 - C18 imported from various
London buildings in the 1950's. Internal plan reconstructed as
having been vaulted storerooms with chaplain's room over; open
hall; pantry, buttery and passage with scholars' room over;
kitchen open to roof. College was founded 1397 by Robert de Bradegare,
the north aisle of the church used as its chapel (the whole church
rebuilt at-Same time). (See B.O.E. Kent II 1983 p. 158; Arch. Cant.
1975, E.W. Parkin).
Listing NGR: TQ8798560411
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Source: English Heritage
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