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Old Caring

A Grade II Listed Building in Leeds, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2571 / 51°15'25"N

Longitude: 0.5863 / 0°35'10"E

OS Eastings: 580560

OS Northings: 154061

OS Grid: TQ805540

Mapcode National: GBR PRH.51S

Mapcode Global: VHJMG.3NSN

Plus Code: 9F327H4P+RG

Entry Name: Old Caring

Listing Date: 14 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173816

Location: Leeds, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Leeds

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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TQ 85 SW (south-west side)

3/83 Old Caring
House. Cl5 or possibly very late C14, with C16 and C19 additions
and alterations. Timber framed with rendered infilling to rear
elevation. Front elevation to a lane; stone with brick dressings
to ground floor of left section, first floor rendered. Right
section painted brick. Wealden, parallel to Caring Road, of which
one bay of a 2-bay open hall remains; truncating wall to right
forms left section of present front elevation. Recess filled out
in C16 to form continuous jetty. Separately framed storeyed bay to
left end of Wealden, with a left rear return wing, also with a
continuous jetty. Later additions in 2 stages (one C19) filling in
the L to form a rectangular block with right side partly recessed.
Present front elevation: 2 storeys, in 2 sections, that to right
projecting slightly forwards except for recess to right end. Left
section has broad gable with plain bargeboards, right has half
hip. 3 small casements to attic of left section and one 2-light
casement to first floor, 2 C19 casements to first floor of right
section, and one to recessed part of right section. Ribbed door
to left end. Present rear elevation (former left return wing):
ground floor clad in red brick in Flemish bond, first floor broadly-
spaced studding, with tension braces-to right end. Large projecting
stone stack to right end (storeyed end of Wealden), with red brick
flue and 3 bee-boles. Interior, tall, slender octagonal crown
post with plain chamfer-stopped base on axial tie-beam, to
storeyed end of Wealden. Hall has large posts and heavy plain
cambered arch-braced central tie-beam (immediately inside present
gable wall). Remains of brattished moulded end of hall beam. C16
inserted floor with moulded axial beam. Late C16 stone fireplace
to storeyed end of hall with moulded jambs, 4-centred arch with hollow
spandrels, and cambered lintel. Remains of original door in
rear wall of hall. Interior only partly inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ8056054061

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