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Hale Close, Aylesford

Description: Hale Close

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 179259

OS Grid Reference: TQ7357760932
OS Grid Coordinates: -691026, -15286931
Latitude/Longitude: 1,000.0000, 1,000.0000

Location: Pilgrims ME20 7BS

Locality: Aylesford
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME20 7BS

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Listing Text

TQ 76 SW
(south side)
Hale Close

- II

Hall house, now house. Circa 1470-1500, with alterations and additions of
C16-C20. Timber-framed, clad in painted brick, painted plaster, painted random
rubble stone and some creosoted weather-boarding. Plain tiled roof, hipped to
right, half-hipped to left with half-hipped cross-wing to rear and gabled C18
extension to right with projecting C20 half-hipped wing. Main brick ridge stack
to right of main block. Secondary stack with wide projecting breast on front of
main block in centre. 2 storeys; irregular fenestration of 2 windows on both
floors of main block, and 2 windows on both floors of subsidiary block. C20
boarded and ribbed door under over-hang of former right-hand jetty, which rests
on joist-ends and 2 curved brackets Interior: substantial evidence of timber-
framing. Some internal alterations c.1950 reputedly by Robert Lutyens. The
main block seems originally to have been a Wealden-type hall house but this was
truncated later, possibly in the C17, at the north end.

Listing NGR: TQ7319859030

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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