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Peirce House, Charing

Description: Peirce House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 180731

OS Grid Reference: TQ9527249423
OS Grid Coordinates: 595272, 149423
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2106, 0.7943

Location: The High Street, Charing, Kent TN27 0HU

Locality: Charing
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN27 0HU

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Listing Text

(west side)
No 33
Peirce House)
(formerly listed as
Pierce House)
TQ 9549 22/37 17.9.52
Formerly used as almshouses when the house belonged to the Sayers family.
An alms window survives on the west side. A timber-framed building, dating
from the C13, with some timbering and close studding exposed in the north
wall, now with herringbone brick infill to first and attic storeys and rendered
to ground floor. Two overhanging gables, one very widely. First floor overhangs
widely on brackets, having a moulded wooden bressummer with crenellations.
Three casement windows with renewed heads and small square leaded panes. Wide
4-centred wooden doorway with carved spandrels. The interior contains a small
portion of a Norman undercroft. C15 crown post roof. C15 solid block stairs,
inglenook fireplace, and screens passage.

Listing NGR: TQ9525049353

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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