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A Grade II* Listed Building in Goudhurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1145 / 51°6'52"N

Longitude: 0.4664 / 0°27'59"E

OS Eastings: 572729

OS Northings: 137913

OS Grid: TQ727379

Mapcode National: GBR PT2.4Q8

Mapcode Global: VHJN5.17FZ

Entry Name: Maypole

Listing Date: 22 June 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338670

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169465

Location: Goudhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Goudhurst

Built-Up Area: Goudhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 7237-7337 (south side)

15/115 Maypole
House. C15 to C16, altered C18 and early C20. Timber framed and clad with red
and blue brick and tile hanging and extended with brick and tile hanging. Plain
tiled roofs. Wealden hall house with cross-wing. Two storeys on plinth with
projecting and underbuilt wings to left and to right with recessed central bays,
the eaves carried on brackets. Hipped roof with stacks to end left, centre right
and at end right and rear right. Four wooden and metal casements on first floor,
and 3 glazing bar sashes on ground floor. Door of 6 raised and fielded panels to
centre right with traceried semi-circular fanlight and open pedimented surround on
pilasters with entablature blocks. Canted C20 bay window to right return to
gabled return wing, the offset stalls at the end wall of English bond brickwork
with sandstone base. Irregular fenestration of wooden casements and glazing bar
sashes to rear. Interior: fully framed interior, the main range with 1½ bay
crown post roof, with tall octagonal moulded central post, knee braced to collar
purlin and braced to diagonal struts from rafter to collar. The crown post
trusses at either end of hall with attached diminutive half-section crown posts,
braced to collar purlin giving effect of arcade responds. All heavily soot black-
ened. Cross wing with stop-chamfered beams and splayed scarf points to wall
plates. Kitchen range with copper and plate warmer, reportedly similar to C16
examples at Hampton Court, with stone lined cellar below. C18 fittings, including
ramped mahogany handrail to top lit stairs, marble fireplaces and wooden columned
fireplace with pulvinated frieze. Early C20 fittings, including Art Nouveau fire
fittings and mantlepieces.

Listing NGR: TQ7272937913

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