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Turnpike House

A Grade II Listed Building in Marden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1736 / 51°10'24"N

Longitude: 0.4972 / 0°29'49"E

OS Eastings: 574663

OS Northings: 144556

OS Grid: TQ746445

Mapcode National: GBR PSC.6KC

Mapcode Global: VHJMS.KRQQ

Entry Name: Turnpike House

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 23 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374152

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174724

Location: Marden, Maidstone, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Marden

Built-Up Area: Marden (Maidstone)

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(north-east side)

5/66 Turnpike House
(Formerly listed as
23.5.67 J A Castleton, Butcher,
with the house


House, formerly shop, now house. Late C15 or earlyCl6 with C16 and
later alterations, restored in mid-to-late C20. Timber framed. Ground
floor rendered, first floor with exposed framing and rendered
infilling. Plain tile roof. Wealden, with two roughly equal-length
hall bays and storeyed end bays. Two-bay early-to-mid C16 rear wing to
left, and C16 or C17 rear wing to right of three timber-framed bays. 2
storeys. Right and left end bays jettied to front. First floor close-
studded. Solid-spandrel arch braces to flying wall-plate, and solid-
spandrel bracket under central tie-beam. Steeply-pitched roof, hipped
with gablet to left, gabled to right. Brick ridge stack to right end
of left hall bay, and rear stack to right. Irregular fenestration of 4
casements; one three-light to each end bay and to right hall bay, and
one two-light to left of stack. Blocked two-light window to right end.
Blocked doorway to left end of left hall bay. Rear door towards
centre. Rear wings to left and right. Interior: exposed framing.
Moulded end-of-hall beams, that to left less detailed. Two blocked
rectangular hollow-chamfered service doorways to left end of hall.
Broad close-set joists to end bays. Moulded central truss posts with
cambered tie-beam and moulded octagonal crown post. Rebated end-of-
hall post. Cambered hollow-chamfered axial tie-beam with hollow-
chamfered posts to left end bay, and similar posts with later tie-
beams to right end,neither with crown posts. Plain crown posts with
foot braces to left wing. Two late C16 or early C17 three-light ovolo-
moulded mullion first-floor windows to rear of hall. Moulded axial
beam to inserted hall floor. Brick fireplace. C17 newel-post to stairs
behind stack.

Listing NGR: TQ7466344553

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

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