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Symnells and Walled Forecourt, Aldington

Description: Symnells and Walled Forecourt

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 181626

OS Grid Reference: TR0656737267
OS Grid Coordinates: 606567, 137267
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0975, 0.9488

Location: Goldwell Lane, Aldington, Kent TN25 7DX

Locality: Aldington
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 7DX

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Listing Text

(west side)
4/41 Symnells and
walled forecourt
House. C16 or earlier origin, extended C16-C17 and re-fronted c.1800.
Timber framed and clad and extended with red brick in Irregular English
and Minster bonds, and front elevation rendered. Plain tiled roof.
Hall house plan with accretions. Two storeys and attic on plinth with
boxed eaves and Lion mask iron gutters to roof hipped to left, with
3 C19 gabled dormers and stacks to left, to rear centre right and
projecting at end right. Four tripartite glazing bar sashes on 1st
floor and 2 on ground floor with wooden casement at end left, and
doubled panelled doors to centre right in projecting flat roofed porch.
Rear right return and rear wing with exposed small panel timber frame
with brick infill on high ragstone base. Main block right return with
truncated C16 octagonal stack on stone corbels with relieving arch over,
and brick moulded mullioned window surrounds, both cut into by large
C17 stack cluster with dispersed brickwork. Forecourt or garden with
C18 buttressed brick walls about 6 feet high at the house, returned
and projecting and ramped down end again to openings halfway down
length with short piers. Front wall of ragstone, about 3 feet high,
with central wicket gate. About 50 yards by 25 yards in total dimensions.
The house is reported locally to have connections with Lambert Simnel,
(Pretender to throne 1487) and Erasmus (rector of Aldington 1512).

Listing NGR: TR0656737267

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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