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Boundary Cottage midway Cottage st Helens Corner

A Grade II Listed Building in West Farleigh, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2549 / 51°15'17"N

Longitude: 0.4682 / 0°28'5"E

OS Eastings: 572332

OS Northings: 153533

OS Grid: TQ723535

Mapcode National: GBR PRB.C5V

Mapcode Global: VHJMD.2QCB

Entry Name: Boundary Cottage midway Cottage st Helens Corner

Listing Date: 14 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060618

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174836

Location: West Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: West Farleigh

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: West Farleigh All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TO 75 SW
(West side)
2/33 No. 1 (St.
Helens corner),
No. 2 (Midway
Cottage) and
Boundary Cottage

House, now house row. C16, with later additions and C19 facade. Timber
framed. Ground floor red and grey brick in Flemish bond, fishscale
tiles to first floor. Plain tile roof. C16 house of 3 timber-framed
bays, possibly storeyed throughout from beginning, and built at-right-
angles to road, facing south. Later two-storey additions forming long
wing running forwards from left (west) end of front elevation. Stone
plinth to main range. 2 storeys. Gable ends of main range formerly
jettied. Steeply-pitched hipped roof to main range, with gablet to
right. Wing with higher eaves, and roof half-hipped to front. Multiple
red brick ridge stack to right of centre of main range (to left end of
right end bay), and slender projecting stack to right gable end. Wing
has one brick stack to front gable end, one to long left side and Wing
multiple red and grey brick stack towards junction with main range.
Irregular fenestration of 4 windows; one two-light horizontally-sliding
sash to main range, towards junction with wing, and three two-light
casements to long right side of wing. Panelled door with flat bracketed
hood to No. 1 to right side of wing towards front gable end, panelled door
to No. 2, also to wing, under multiple brick stack, and panelled door to
No. 3 under main range stack, both the latter doors with gabled open
porches. Lean-to to long left side of wing. Interior: No. 3 partly
inspected. Exposed framing. Broad, closely-spaced axial joists to end
bays, with evidence for stair trimmer in each. Chamfered axial beam to
central bay. Gunstock-jowled posts, and arch-braced tie-beams. Plain
crown post with foot braces and plastered partition, to each end of
central bay (rest of roof not inspected). Ground-floor fireplace with
chamfered stone jambs and uncambered bressumer with hollow spandrels.
Mortices and shutter-groove for three-light diamond mullion window to
ground floor of left gable end.

Listing NGR: TQ7233253533

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