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Description: Chancel House
Date Listed: 20 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 179458
OS Grid Reference: TQ6341549757
OS Grid Coordinates: 563415, 149757
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2236, 0.3388
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HADLOW CHURCH STREET (west side)
TQ 63 49
7/22 Chancel House and Church House
20.10.54 (formerly listed as Church House
and Police House)
Pair of houses. Early C18 with some C19 and C20 modernisation. The ground
floor level is Flemish bond brick, the first floor is timber-framed and hung
with peg-tile on the end walls and mathematical tiles on the front; brick
stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.
Plan: Pair of contemporary mirror-plan cottages facing east, Chancel House to
left (south) and Church House to right. Each has 2 principal rooms, parlour
in the middle and dining room at the end. Direct entry through small internal
porch into the parlour which is heated by a rear lateral stack. Stairs rise
alongside this stack. Dining rooms have gable-end stacks. Integral rear
outshots include the services. The kitchen share an axial stack in the party
Both are 2 storeys with attics and lean-to single-storey outshots.
Exterior: Overall symmetrical 5-window front, all late C19 horned 4-pane
sashes, probably contemporary with the mathematical tiles. Paired front
doorways. Both frames are early C18, so to is the fielded panel door to left
(Chancel House) and the shared flat-roofed hood with moulded edges. Original
timber eaves cornice including modillion brackets. Mansard roof is
sprocketted to the front and to rear continues down over the service outshots.
It is gable ended. 2 front flat-roofed dormers to the attics. These and the
windows in each gable end are casements; the right end one (Church Cottage)
includes 2 originals containing diamond panes of leaded glass.
Interior: Only Chancel House was inspected but Church House should be
similar. Both front rooms have exposed axial beams, chamfered with runout
stops. The curving back of the original brick fireplace in the parlour behind
a replacement chimneypiece. The joinery detail is plain. Original roof
structure is mostly plastered but there are staggered butt purlins between the
This is a particularly good pair of modest early C18 houses amongst a good
group of listed buildings close by the Church of St Mary (q.v.).
Listing NGR: TQ6341549757
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Source: English Heritage
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