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Calico House, Newnham

Description: Calico House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 176447

OS Grid Reference: TQ9520857612
OS Grid Coordinates: 595208, 157612
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2842, 0.7979

Location: The Street, Newnham, Kent ME9 0LN

Locality: Newnham
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME9 0LN

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Listing Text

(north side)

4/43 Calico House

House. C16 and C18. Described as "new" in will of 1617.
Timber framed and underbuilt with red brick, with exposed close
studding with plaster infill, and painted plastering. Plain
tiled roof. Two storeys, the upper floor decorated with calico
coloured paintings of scrolled floral designs emerging from
vases, in 3 panels across the front, and 1 panel to right return,
dated 1710. Hipped roof with gablets and stacks projecting to
end right and projecting forward to centre right. Four metal
casements on first floor and 3 on ground floor with door of 8
ribbed panels in moulded four centred arched surround in gabled
porch - the interior with turned baluster screen. Hipped service
wings to rear. Interior: partial survival of screens passage with
chamfered arched service door. Newel staircase. Rib and stud
doors in moulded door surrounds, wainscotting in parlour with
moulded wooden mantel beam, and 2 stone mantel and chimney pieces:
downstairs with balustrade pilasters supporting three panels
separated by terms, with cornice of animals and flowers and
initials S.H. Upstairs mantel of similar arrangement, but with
semi-circular heads to panels and lacking carved cornice.
Fragmentary wall painting, in imitation of wainscot with religious
scenes. Crown post roof. The will of Stephen Hulkes (d.1617)
describes Calico as "my new house". It was possibly a public
house in 1710, and certainly the Parsonage at a later date.
(See BOE KENT II 1983, 403, 405; Hasted, vol.VI; Faversham
Papers no. 11, 1976).

Listing NGR: TQ9520857612

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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