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Gatehouse and Walls to the North and East of the Friars, Aylesford

Description: Gatehouse and Walls to the North and East of the Friars

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 179203

OS Grid Reference: TQ7240358930
OS Grid Coordinates: 572403, 158930
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3034, 0.4718

Location: Boxley, Kent ME20 7HT

Locality: Aylesford
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME20 7HT

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Listing Text

TQ 7258 &
TQ 7259 (east side)
12/22 & 11/22 Gatehouse and walls to
the north and east of
- The Friars


Gatehouse. C15 with late C16 alterations. Random rubble stone with parapet to
plain tiled roof. North side: Projecting breast off-centre to left, corbelled
out from 1st floor. 2 storeys; irregular 3-window 1st floor and 1 window ground
floor, lattice casement windows, those on 1st floor in chamfered mullioned and
transomed surrounds. Tall, wide entrance arch to right; moulded 4-centred arch
in square surround with relieving arch over. Cross-shaped loops to right and
left of arch, much weathered statue of Virgin, with Child over. Octagonal
stair-tower visible over parapet to left at rear. Pair of random stone walls
leading to north, either side of entrance road. Part brick-coped to right, all
between 8 and 12 feet high, and approximately 110 yards long. Random stone
brick coped wall to east of gatehouse, 70 yards long and 10 feet high. Pair of
brick piers towards left end, flanking entrance now partially blocked by C20
entrance insertion.

Listing NGR: TQ7242759011

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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