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Description: Wickens Manor
Date Listed: 17 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 180808
OS Grid Reference: TQ9602348331
OS Grid Coordinates: 596023, 148331
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2006, 0.8045
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5272 CHARING WICKEN LANE
TQ 94 NE 11/82 17.9.52
C15 house built by the Brent family. Embellished in C16. Timber-framed and
close-studded building with plaster infilling, the first floor oversailing
on a moulded bressumer and brackets with panels of ornamental timbering in
diamonds. Tiled roof, hipped at the south end. Casement windows with wooden
mullions and transoms and diamond-shaped leaded panes. In the centre is a
projection containing the porch on the ground floor, with the timbers on each
side of the doorway arranged diagonally, the first floor above oversailing
and with a hipped roof. One bay on the ground floor containing a window of
2 tiers of 5-lights with a small window on each side of it. Two similar windows
on first floor. Two storeys. Six windows. Brick chimney breast at the north
end. Beyond this is a C16 or C17 addition of 2 windows, with a lower elevation
and faced with red brick on the ground floor and tile hung above. The interior
contains a fireplace in the hall of circa 1530 and a fine carved overmantel
of the early C17. The parlour contains a C16 fireplace, with early C17 plaster
decoration above it. John Brent is said to have entertained Henry VIII here
on his journey to the siege of Boulogne in 1544.
Listing NGR: TQ9602348331
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Source: English Heritage
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