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Headcorn Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Headcorn, Kent

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Latitude: 51.168 / 51°10'4"N

Longitude: 0.618 / 0°37'4"E

OS Eastings: 583129

OS Northings: 144229

OS Grid: TQ831442

Mapcode National: GBR QTV.M2W

Mapcode Global: VHJMV.NXL0

Entry Name: Headcorn Manor

Listing Date: 20 October 1952

Last Amended: 21 October 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174272

Location: Headcorn, Maidstone, Kent, TN27

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Headcorn

Built-Up Area: Headcorn

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 8344 (South side)
10/45 Headcorn Manor
[Formerly listed
as the Old
20.10.52 Vicarage)


Parsonage, now house. Circa 1516, restored in C20. Timber framed with
plaster infilling and plain tile roof. Wealden with 2 roughly equal-length
hall bays and storeyed bay to each end. 2 storeys and attic. Right and
left end bays jettied to front and to gable ends. Right end bay also
jettied to rear, left end bay projects: either unjettied or underbuilt.
Moulded dragon posts to front, plain to rear to right. Every elevation
close-studded. Solid bracket under each end of central tie-beam. Solid-
spandrel brackets to front and rear flying wall-plates. Steeply pitched
hipped roof. Multiple brick ridge stack to left end of hall. Gabled
dormer to left hip. Irregular fenestration of 4 windows; one 4-light wooden
mullioned canted oriel window to each end bay with shaped bracket under and
cinquefoil-headed lights. 2-storey canted bay with close-studded sides and
solid bracket to base, to right end of left hall bay with 4-light wooden
mullioned window to each floor, with cinquefoil-headed lights and daggers.
2-light wooden mullioned window to right hall bay, with cinquefoil-headed
lights and trefoils. Similar 2-storey canted bay and 2-light window to rear
elevation of hall. 2-light ovolo-moulded wooden mullioned window to rear of
left hall bay and diamond mullioned window to rear of right end room.
Boarded door to right end of hall with moulded 4-centred arched architrave
with carved roses to spandrels and moulded brattished bressumer over.
Similar but less elaborate door opposite to rear. Interior: Moulded end-
of-hall beams, that to left end brattished. Short moulded spears beside
front and rear doors, possibly removed from left end of hall. Three 4-
centred arched service doors to right end of hall, that to centre with
roses to spandrels, leading to stairs. Moulded central truss posts, moulded
arch-braced tie-beam of heavy scantling, and moulded crown post. Ashlar
pieces. Ogee end-of-hall braces to first floor and to end-of-hall crown
posts. Close-studded infilling below inner wall-plate. Cl7 newel staircase
in front of stack. Moulded beams to inserted hall floor. Moulded 4-centred
arched brick fireplace to first floor left end bay. [J, Newman, West Kent
and the Weald, 1980).

Listing NGR: TQ8313044229

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