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Old Meads, Little Meads and Ash House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lenham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2367 / 51°14'12"N

Longitude: 0.7205 / 0°43'13"E

OS Eastings: 590008

OS Northings: 152130

OS Grid: TQ900521

Mapcode National: GBR QT6.GYP

Mapcode Global: VHKK5.F5RS

Entry Name: Old Meads, Little Meads and Ash House

Listing Date: 14 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116268

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173953

Location: Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Lenham

Built-Up Area: Lenham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 8952 and 9052
(south side)
5/217 & 10/217 Old Meads, Little
Meads and Ash House

Vicarage, now 3 houses. C15 or early C16 with C19 additions. Timber-
framed core, faced to rear with grey bricks in header bond with
red brick chainage and dressings and dentilled cornice, and to
left side in red brick. Early-to-mid C19 addition to front of
red brick in Flemish bond with occasional grey headers and mid
C19 addition to right in red brick with grey brick diaper work,
all with plain tile roofs. Timber-framed range with short rear wing
forming T plan. Early C19 range to front forming double depth plan.
Mid C19 addition to right end with short gabled front wing half
way across it. Later C19 addition with 2 gables to centre of front
elevation, overlapping both previous C19 additions. 2 storeys.
Mid C19 gable to right with plain bargeboards, projecting
painted purlins, and buttress. Roof of mid C19 range higher than
rest. Projecting brick stack with small inset panel and diagonal
flue with fillet to left end of front elevation. Large projecting
shouldered stack to left side of rear timber-framed wing, pebble-
dashed, but probably C16. 2 diagonal red brick flues to centre of
main timber-framed range, and 2 in gully between gables of double-
gabled front addition. Brick ridge stack to right end of mid C19
addition. Irregular fenestration of one glazing-bar sash with seg-
mental head to left later C19 gabled projection, two 2-light casements to
right gabled projection. Mid C19 front wing has first-floor
window of 2 cinquefoil-headed lights and 2 ground floor windows
of single cinquefoiled lights under continuous hood-mould. One 2-light
casement in gabled through dormer to left end of mid C19 addition.
Half-glazed and:panelled doors to Old Meads and Little Meads (that
to Old Meads original) in double-gabled projection under C20 flat-
topped open porches, that to Old Meads, to left, with columns, that
to Little Meads bracketted. Door to Ash House in right side elevation
of front wing. Single storey flat-roofed extension to left of front
elevation and small single-storey addition to right end. Interior:
C19 features, some idiosyncratic. Not fully inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ8999852138

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

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