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Latitude: 51.2293 / 51°13'45"N
Longitude: 0.5432 / 0°32'35"E
OS Eastings: 577664
OS Northings: 150862
OS Grid: TQ776508
Mapcode National: GBR PRN.S6Y
Mapcode Global: VHJMM.CCJG
Entry Name: Swallows
Listing Date: 23 May 1967
Last Amended: 25 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1068636
English Heritage Legacy ID: 174490
Location: Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Civil Parish: Boughton Monchelsea
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA HEATH ROAD
TQ 75 SE (North side)
1/29 Swallows (formerly
listed as Forge
House, formerly cottages, now house. C15, with C16 alterations. Restored
mid-to-late C20. Timber framed with rendered infilling. Plain tile roof.
Open hall of 2 roughly equal-length timber-framed bays, with storeyed end
bays. Left end bay possibly incorporated undershot cross-passage. Smoke-
bay probably created in left hall bay before stack inserted. 2 storeys on
stone plinth. Broadly-spaced studding with tension braces. Gable end
jetties. Steeply-pitched hipped roof with gablets. Slender brick stack in
rear slope of roof towards left end and multiple brick ridge stack to right
end of left hall bay. Irregular fenestration of 4 leaded casements; one
4-light to left, one 3-light to left of stack and one to right end. Slightly
projecting rectangular 3-light oriel window on shaped brackets, one carved with
date 1616, to right hall bay. Oriel rises through eaves with moulded beam to
window head and plain bargeboards to gable. Ribbed door in C20 rendered porch
to left end of right end bay. Interior: exposed framing. Moulded right end-
of-hall beam. Moulded crown-post to central truss and, set on axial tie-beam,
to left end bay. Ground-floor fireplace with tooled and chamfered jambs and
wooden bressumer. Small chamfered stone fireplace to first floor. (E. Swain,
Divided and Galleried Hall-Houses, in Medieval Archaeology Vol. XII, 1968).
Listing NGR: TQ7766450862
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