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Symnells and Walled Forecourt

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldington, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0975 / 51°5'50"N

Longitude: 0.9488 / 0°56'55"E

OS Eastings: 606567

OS Northings: 137267

OS Grid: TR065372

Mapcode National: GBR SYX.0QM

Mapcode Global: FRA D6W7.1GL

Plus Code: 9F323WWX+XG

Entry Name: Symnells and Walled Forecourt

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181626

Location: Aldington, Ashford, Kent, TN25

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Aldington

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(west side)
4/41 Symnells and
walled forecourt
House. C16 or earlier origin, extended C16-C17 and re-fronted c.1800.
Timber framed and clad and extended with red brick in Irregular English
and Minster bonds, and front elevation rendered. Plain tiled roof.
Hall house plan with accretions. Two storeys and attic on plinth with
boxed eaves and Lion mask iron gutters to roof hipped to left, with
3 C19 gabled dormers and stacks to left, to rear centre right and
projecting at end right. Four tripartite glazing bar sashes on 1st
floor and 2 on ground floor with wooden casement at end left, and
doubled panelled doors to centre right in projecting flat roofed porch.
Rear right return and rear wing with exposed small panel timber frame
with brick infill on high ragstone base. Main block right return with
truncated C16 octagonal stack on stone corbels with relieving arch over,
and brick moulded mullioned window surrounds, both cut into by large
C17 stack cluster with dispersed brickwork. Forecourt or garden with
C18 buttressed brick walls about 6 feet high at the house, returned
and projecting and ramped down end again to openings halfway down
length with short piers. Front wall of ragstone, about 3 feet high,
with central wicket gate. About 50 yards by 25 yards in total dimensions.
The house is reported locally to have connections with Lambert Simnel,
(Pretender to throne 1487) and Erasmus (rector of Aldington 1512).

Listing NGR: TR0656737267

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