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Description: Parsonage Farmhouse
Date Listed: 27 November 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 181592
OS Grid Reference: TR0739136127
OS Grid Coordinates: 607391, 136127
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0870, 0.9599
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TR 03 NE ALDINGTON CHURCH LANE
House, sometime cottages. C16 or earlier. Timber framed and clad
with painted ragstone, red brick and tile hanging with plain tiled
roof. L-shaped plan (probably hall house with cross-wing plan),
subsequently lobby entry, now altered. Two storeys with hipped cross-
wing projecting to left, and stacks to end left and clustered to
centre right. Two wooden casements with leaded lights to cross-wing
and main block on 1st floor, and glazing bar sash, 2 shallow C20 oriels
and casement on ground floor. Partly glazed plank and stud door to
centre left (re-entrant angle), with exposed jambs of original entry
to centre right (in front of stack). Extension of 1 storey to left
with conservatory and half-glazed door. Framed interior (with
moulded and enriched tie beams) reported by Igglesden (Vol. 13, 1919).
Both Desiderius Erasmus (1512) and Dr. Thomas Linacre (classical
scholar and Royal Physician) were rectors of Aldington, this building
being the former parsonage/rectory, although neither is known
definitely to have visited Aldington (then a favoured residence of the
Archbishop of Canterbury. (See Igglesden, op.cit.).
Listing NGR: TR0738936130
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Source: English Heritage
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