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Laurenden Forstal Nine Chimneys, Challock

Description: Laurenden Forstal Nine Chimneys

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 181390

OS Grid Reference: TR0101250478
OS Grid Coordinates: 601012, 150478
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2181, 0.8770

Location: Blind Lane, Challock, Kent TN25 4AU

Locality: Challock
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 4AU

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Listing Text

(south side)
Challock Lees

3/15 Nine Chimneys or
Laurenden Forstal


Manor House. C17 with C19 wing. Timber framed and clad in red
brick and tile hanging, with plain tile roof. 2 projecting wings,
that on left entirely C19. Both of 2 storeys, with brick to ground
floor. First floor jettied supported on consoles, and tile hung.
3 hips end on to facade, with 2 large stacks of 4 diagonal chimneys
to left and 5 to right. Irregular fenestration of C19 and C20
leaded casements, with a shallow bay on ground floor of right wing.
Entrance is central open 'half-timbered' porch. Interior: the
original C17 L-shaped building is substantially complete. Features
include a staircase c. 1630, a dog-leg with half-landing, balustraded;
large wooden fire-place mantel, with centre piece carved in high
relief of bunch of grapes. Entrenched purlin roof.Marked on the map
as Laurenden Forstal, its ancient manorial name.

Listing NGR: TR0101250478

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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