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Mount Pleasant

A Grade II Listed Building in Bearsted, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2759 / 51°16'33"N

Longitude: 0.572 / 0°34'19"E

OS Eastings: 579491

OS Northings: 156115

OS Grid: TQ794561

Mapcode National: GBR PR3.TPL

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.V6R7

Entry Name: Mount Pleasant

Listing Date: 5 November 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173733

Location: Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Bearsted

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


The following building shall be added to the list:-

TQ 75 NE THURNHAM WARE STREET
(No 63)
5/224 (Mount Pleasant)

II

House. Early C19 front to possible late C17 to early C18 core with rear extension
to east wing added in late C19. Front of red brick in Flemish bond with hipped old
tiled roof with 3 brick chimneystacks. 2 storeys; 3 windows, mainly 16-pane sashes
but 12-pane to centre. Paired bracket eaves cornice. Central doorcase with
6 panelled door, the top 2 panels glazed originally with reeded pilasters and flat
hood but with porch with chamfered piers added to it. Rear left range stuccoed and
rear right range which projects further of brown brick with red brick dressings.
Interior has staircase with stick balusters, 6 panelled doors and a C1820-30 wooden
fireplace with reeded pilasters and roundels. 2 ground floor rooms have walls hung
with canvas. One rear room has a Victorian cast iron kitchen range and fireplace,
behind this is a kitchen with 2 old iron ceiling hooks, on open fireplace and bake
oven. An opposite room has a large spine beam. The cellar has a C17 chamfered beam
and some alcoves. The 1st floor has some C16 or early C17 elm floorboards and a
rear bedroom has a fireplace with reeded pilasters and paterae. In the early
C19 the Rev Twopenny, founder of Kentish Cricket lived here and a plaque attached to
the front of the house records that Alfred Mynn (1807-1861) the great early Kent
cricketer, the greatest match winner before W G Grace lived here for a number of
years.


Listing NGR: TQ8109657601

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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