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32, High Street, Ashford

Description: 32, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 180080

OS Grid Reference: TR0110742817
OS Grid Coordinates: 601107, 142817
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1493, 0.8741

Location: High Street, Kingsnorth, Kent TN24 8TE

Locality: Ashford
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN24 8TE

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Listing Text

The following building shall be included in the list:

1/258 NO. 32


Shop with living accommodation above. Comprises 3 separate builds lengthwise
on a narrow frontage to the High Street. The central part comprises a possible
late mediaeval timber framed hall-house altered in C16 the front and rear parts
are C18 additions. Front part is an early C18 timber framed building, clad
in C20 tile hanging and with hipped old tiled roof. 3 storeys, 2 windows.
C19 sashes without glazing bars but with horns, Parapet. C20 shop front. The
interior of this part has a 1st floor front room with early C18 cupboard with
serpentine shelving and early C18 2 panelled door with HC hinge and C18 floor-
boards, 1st to 2nd floor retains early C18 dog-leg staircase with turned balus-
ters. 2nd floor room has 6 fielded panelled door. Post of collar beam and
through purlin type. At time of survey some of the internal walls were exposed
with thin framing and lath and plaster. The central part of the building seems
to comprise a front section of 2 bays which may have been an open hall-house
which was extended to the rear with the ceiling heightened and a massive brick
chimney stack inserted in the later C16. Interior ground floor shop has cham-
fered floor joists with 1 inch chamfer. 1st floor has front corridor displaying
massive curved tie beam chamfered and with run out stop supported on gunstock
jowled posts with wall plate sawn through when passage was inserted. Above
the tie beam is a later roll-moulded beam forming part of a later C16 ceiling,
the rest of which is visible in an adjoining room. Corridor has a further
beam with 2 inch chamfer and lambs tongue stops. Massive brick inserted chimney
stack with C18 cupboard in alcove with serpentine shelves. Rear room has C16
framing with chamfers and lambs tongue stops. 2nd floor roof probably C18
with rafters with no ridge-piece, collar beam and through purlins, 4 light
sliding casement and C19 plank door. Rear part has late C18 extension the
ground floor red brick on a deep plinth with weatherboarded 1st floor and tiled
roof with sash windows.

Listing NGR: TR0110742817

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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