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Frognal Farmhouse and Garden Wall, Teynham

Description: Frognal Farmhouse and Garden Wall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 176371

OS Grid Reference: TQ9484063391
OS Grid Coordinates: 594840, 163391
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3362, 0.7958

Location: Lower Road, Teynham ME9 9BT

Locality: Teynham
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME9 9BT

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Listing Text

In the entry for
Frognal Farmhouse and
Garden Wall

The Grade shall be amended to read


(south side)

2/162 Frognal Farmhouse and
Garden Wall


House, now residential home. C16, 1668 for Ralph Clerke, early C18 for
Sir Joseph Taylor. Rear range timber framed and exposed with painted
brick and plaster infill and part clad with red brick, front range of
brick work. Plain tiled roofs. Four bay late medieval hall house
in moated site remodelled 1668 with parallel range added to east early
C18. Front range: 2 storeys attic and basement on plinth with plat band
projecting centre piece with coved top, and moulded modillion eaves
cornice to roof, half hipped to left with parapet with central segment
headed dormer and flat C20 dormer to right, and kneelered gable
and stack to right. Regular fenestration of 5 C20 glazing bar sashes in
box surrounds on first floor and 4 on ground floor with segmental heads.
Central door of 6 raised and fielded panels and 2 glazed panels at head
of flight of 3 steps with sweeping iron rails, with pilaster surround and
scrolled pediment on consoles. Basement openings to left. Rear Range:
2 storeys and 4 gables withbressummers carved with billet mould,
crenellation, and vine motifs, that centre left dated 1668; end left
with part painted circular bracing. Three stacks. Rebuilt porch to
left initialled: N. G. Interior: the porch in rear range leads into
old screens passage, with 2 arched doorways to service area; possible
remodelled crown post roof. Early C18 stair case, 4 flights around
open well (complicated by C20 fire screens), with wreathed and moulded
handrail, and turned balusters, and banded pendants and finials. Wall
to road to east of house, of red brick in English bond, four foot in
height, swept down twice to east of house, on plinth, extending
approximately 30 yards.[see BOE, Kent II, 1983, 475, E Selby, Teynham
Manor and Hundred, 1982, 39]

Listing NGR: TQ9484063391

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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