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Description: Court Lodge
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 181674
OS Grid Reference: TQ9998434641
OS Grid Coordinates: 599984, 134641
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0762, 0.8535
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TQ 93 SE ORLESTONE CHURCH LANE
5/89 Court Lodge
House. C15 or earlier, extended C16 and altered 1847. Timber framed
and part exposed close-studding with plaster infill, part rendered.
Plain tiled roofs. L-shaped plan, the entrance front of 2 storeys
on ragstone plinth repaired with brick to continuous jetty on brackets
returned on massive, moulded dragon beams. Hipped roof with gablets
(untiled to right) with gable end of rear wing oversailing to centre
left. Massive C16 diapered brick offset stack projecting to centre
left, with 2 lozenge set, truncated chimneys. Blocked original mullioned
windows to left on lst floor with casements fitted between studs to right,
with leaded casements on ground floor. Central C20 half-glazed door
with flat hood. Single storey outshot projecting to end right. Left
return wing (rendered) of 2 storeys on plinth with plat band and roof
with stack to end left. Two metal casements, leaded, on 1st floor and
5 light leaded casement on ground floor with ragstone over inscribed:
Door of 6 panels to left with flat hood on brackets. Interior: jettied
range with crown post roof. Former exterior close studded wall now to
interior of return range, with section of brattished bresummer. C16
wing with fine double wave moulded cross-beamed ceiling, with deeply
cut fern-leaf chamfer stops. Extremely large inglenook fireplace with
massive moulded chimney bressummer, and fireplace added by Edward
Kingsnorth with large iron cauldron hooks and ratchet. Local History
asserts the house's origins with Sir William Orlestone, 1320's.
Listing NGR: TR0002134223
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Source: English Heritage
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