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Standen, Biddenden

Description: Standen

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 August 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 180205

OS Grid Reference: TQ8559140056
OS Grid Coordinates: 585591, 140056
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1297, 0.6511

Location: Smarden Road, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8JT

Locality: Biddenden
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN27 8JT

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Listing Text

TQ 84 SE 2/160 16.8.62.

Cl5 timber-framed building restored with an elaborate timbered front and plaster
infilling. Part of the ground floor is close-studded. The 1st floor oversails
on an embattled bressumer with a plaster cove beneath it and carved brackets.
The whole of the 1st floor is decorated with ornamental timbering in diamond
and semi circles. Two storeys and attics. Hipped tiled roof with 2 hipped
dormers. Wooden eaves cornice. Three casement windows. Massive red brick
chinneybreast on the north-east wall. The south-west wall has been refaced
with red brick on the ground floor and tile hung above. The interior has
oak panelling and the front room is dated 1578. The building is said to have
been used by one of the religious houses as a hostelry for pilgrims on their
way to Canterbury.

Listing NGR: TQ8559140056

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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