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Latitude: 51.1858 / 51°11'8"N
Longitude: 0.4548 / 0°27'17"E
OS Eastings: 571652
OS Northings: 145813
OS Grid: TQ716458
Mapcode National: GBR PS3.MS5
Mapcode Global: VHJMR.TGSB
Entry Name: Saxonden
Listing Date: 23 May 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1069048
English Heritage Legacy ID: 174882
Location: Collier Street, Maidstone, Kent, TN12
Civil Parish: Collier Street
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Collier Street St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 74 NW
Farmhouse, now house. C15 or early C16, with early C17 wing and alterations.
Timber framed with rendered infilling. Plain tile roof. Open hall of 2
roughly equal-length timber-framed bays, with storeyed end bay to left.
Storeyed right end bay rebuilt in early C17 as cross-wing, flush with main
range to front and rear. 2 storeys and garret on stone plinth. Front
elevation of main range close-studded. Cross-wing close-studded to ground
floor of front elevation and of long right side, and framed with two
"square" panels per storey above. Both floors of rear gable end framed in
square panels. Tension braces to left end bay and right hall bay. First
floor of wing jettied to front, with bracket to right end. Gable above
jettied with end brackets and coved plastered soffit. Wing has higher eaves
and lower ridge than main range. Eaves carried to left on a principal post
jowled towards main range. Main range roof half-hipped to left. Projecting
red and grey brick stack to left gable end. Multiple red brick stack to right
end of right hall bay. Irregular fenestration of 4 leaded casements; one
with pegged cill to centre of left end bay, one four-light to left hall bay
set between a pair of posts which rise through eaves with lean-to roof,
probably relating to an early C17 or earlier bay window; one two-light
casement to right hall bay, and one three-light to first floor of wing.
Ground and first-floor windows of wing each set between studs relating to an
original window. One three-light ovolo-moulded mullion ground-floor window
to right side of wing. Blocked doorway under stack. Door to rear. Red
and grey brick lean-to in English bond, to rear of hall only. Interior:
exposed framing. Broad axial joists to left ground-floor room, morticed for
axial partition and with trimmer for stairwell against partition with hall.
Moulded left end-of-hall beam (with soffit groove morticed to suggest former
Plank and-muntin partition). Plain right end-of-hall beam morticed for
central pair of doorheads. Tension-braced right end-of-hall partition on
first floor. Chamfered central truss posts morticed for solid-spandrel
braces, and with chamfer-stopped gunstock jowls. Moulded crown post. Two
broadly-chamfered axial beams, tenoned cross-beam and bevelled joists, to
Inserted hall floor. Inglenook fireplace with chamfered stone jambs with
roll-moulded Stops, and chamfered bressumer. Higher ceilings to cross-
wing ground floor, with two chamfered axial beams. Clasped-purlin roof to
wing, with diminishing principal rafters and vertical queen struts to collars.
Listing NGR: TQ7165245813
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