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Latitude: 51.087 / 51°5'13"N
Longitude: 0.9599 / 0°57'35"E
OS Eastings: 607391
OS Northings: 136128
OS Grid: TR073361
Mapcode National: GBR SYX.X2M
Mapcode Global: FRA D6W7.ZRT
Entry Name: Parsonage Farmhouse
Listing Date: 27 November 1957
Last Amended: 10 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1071207
English Heritage Legacy ID: 181592
Location: Aldington, Ashford, Kent, TN25
Civil Parish: Aldington
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
TR 03 NE ALDINGTON CHURCH LANE
House, sometime cottages. C16 or earlier. Timber framed and clad
with painted ragstone, red brick and tile hanging with plain tiled
roof. L-shaped plan (probably hall house with cross-wing plan),
subsequently lobby entry, now altered. Two storeys with hipped cross-
wing projecting to left, and stacks to end left and clustered to
centre right. Two wooden casements with leaded lights to cross-wing
and main block on 1st floor, and glazing bar sash, 2 shallow C20 oriels
and casement on ground floor. Partly glazed plank and stud door to
centre left (re-entrant angle), with exposed jambs of original entry
to centre right (in front of stack). Extension of 1 storey to left
with conservatory and half-glazed door. Framed interior (with
moulded and enriched tie beams) reported by Igglesden (Vol. 13, 1919).
Both Desiderius Erasmus (1512) and Dr. Thomas Linacre (classical
scholar and Royal Physician) were rectors of Aldington, this building
being the former parsonage/rectory, although neither is known
definitely to have visited Aldington (then a favoured residence of the
Archbishop of Canterbury. (See Igglesden, op.cit.).
Listing NGR: TR0738936130
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