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Village School and Rosalind's Cottage, Aylesford

Description: Village School and Rosalind's Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 179263

OS Grid Reference: TQ7289758816
OS Grid Coordinates: 572897, 158816
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3022, 0.4789

Location: 488 Station Road, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7QP

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7258
(east side)
Village School and
- Rosalind's Cottage


School and school masters house. Dated 1853 as a National School by E W Stephens
of Maidstone. Random dressed stone with some ashlar but mostly stock brick
dressings as well as quoins. Plain and fish-scaled tiled roof with stacks behind
ridge to right and in centre. Ventilation funnels on both ends of school block
to left. The schoolmasters house to right is at right angles to, and has a
higher ridge, than the school block to left, the step in the ridge masked by a
large; though shallow, gabled projection, with decorative barge boards, pendant
and finial. Gabled projection to left flanked by a pair of gabled hoods project-
ing from the roof over windows; all gables with decorative barge boards and
finials, and wooden trusses in flanking gables. 1 1/2 storeys to right, 1 storey in
off-centre to right gabled projection and in block to left. Large 8-light
pointed-arched window with transom and mullions, 4 bays to left with 2 small
arched windows in projection and larger 6-light transom and mullion windows
flanking. Date-stone, marked 1853, under gable of projection. Wooden semi-
dormer oriel on 4 large brackets at extreme right. Entrance to Schoolmaster's
House to left of oriel; depressed arched doorway, with original boarded door with
3 small inset panes of glass at apex of door. South front: gabled projections at
either end with gabled semi-dormers between. 5 bays on ground floor, with
entrance with sloping weather porch on brackets in 2nd bay from right. Large
wings to rear of both main fronts. Rosalind's Cottage was formerly the School-
master's House, and was renamed by a former occupant, Dame Sybil Thorndike, the

Listing NGR: TQ7289758816

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Source: English Heritage

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