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Description: Copton Manor
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 176864
OS Grid Reference: TR0170659022
OS Grid Coordinates: 601706, 159022
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2946, 0.8917
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TR 05 NW SHELDWICH ASHFORD ROAD
1/66 Copton Manor
Manor house. Circa 1300, remodelled and extended C18 and mid C19.
Flint and rubble stone, rendered, with plain tiled roofs. Hall house
with 2 storey chamber block and offset wing (bailiffs quarters). C19
ballroom added to chamber block. Entrance front: 2 storeys and attic
with tall hipped roof. Three gabled dormers and stacks to rear left,
centre and right. Three glazing bar sashes on first floor, 2 tripartite
glazing bar sashes on ground floor. Offcentre door of panels, the top
2 glazed, with semi-circular fanlight and flat hood on pilasters. Two
storey half-octagonal bay windows to left, with glazing bar sashes, and
1 storey extension to right with 2 sashes. The whole front is slightly
asymmetrical. Left return: 2 storeys, the upper storey breaking eaves
line. Large hipped roof with gablet, stacks to left, centre anti right.
Two glazing bar sashes first floor, 2 tripartite glazing bar sashes on
ground floor. Blocked screens passage entry to centre left. Small C19
porch (blocked) in re-entrant with cross wing to right. Bailiffs quarters:
(now a potting shed) to left. Now detached, but originally built into
left end wall, the stone gable still stands, projecting from the main line
of the range. The rest of the range is of painted brick, 2 storeys, with
1 casement window and boarded door on ground floor. Rear:weatherboarded
external staircase with bell-pull, built for the use of farmhands to reach
attic accommodation in main range. Ogee-headed 2 light window on rear wall,
originally with some tracery. Interior: entirely preserved despite the
later alterations and additions are 3 scissor braced roofs over the 3
ranges (chamber block, hall, with smoke-blackening, and bailiffs quarters-
this with added tie-beams). Pointed chamfered doorways and blocked windows
in various positions. Few other interior features - the hall roof is of
very good quality work. Mason's marks associated with Canterbury Cathedral
1166-1220, although the ogee-headed windows suggest an early C14 date.
(See Traditional Kent Buildings, no.1, 1984, pp 16-21, plans and elevations).
Listing NGR: TR0170659022
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Source: English Heritage
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