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Wickens Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Charing, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2006 / 51°12'2"N

Longitude: 0.8045 / 0°48'16"E

OS Eastings: 596023

OS Northings: 148331

OS Grid: TQ960483

Mapcode National: GBR RW1.L71

Mapcode Global: VHKKD.W2NZ

Entry Name: Wickens Manor

Listing Date: 17 September 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 180808

Location: Charing, Ashford, Kent, TN27

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Charing

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

Wicken's Manor
TQ 94 NE 11/82 17.9.52
C15 house built by the Brent family. Embellished in C16. Timber-framed and
close-studded building with plaster infilling, the first floor oversailing
on a moulded bressumer and brackets with panels of ornamental timbering in
diamonds. Tiled roof, hipped at the south end. Casement windows with wooden
mullions and transoms and diamond-shaped leaded panes. In the centre is a
projection containing the porch on the ground floor, with the timbers on each
side of the doorway arranged diagonally, the first floor above oversailing
and with a hipped roof. One bay on the ground floor containing a window of
2 tiers of 5-lights with a small window on each side of it. Two similar windows
on first floor. Two storeys. Six windows. Brick chimney breast at the north
end. Beyond this is a C16 or C17 addition of 2 windows, with a lower elevation
and faced with red brick on the ground floor and tile hung above. The interior
contains a fireplace in the hall of circa 1530 and a fine carved overmantel
of the early C17. The parlour contains a C16 fireplace, with early C17 plaster
decoration above it. John Brent is said to have entertained Henry VIII here
on his journey to the siege of Boulogne in 1544.

Listing NGR: TQ9602348331

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

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