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Court Lodge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Orlestone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0762 / 51°4'34"N

Longitude: 0.8535 / 0°51'12"E

OS Eastings: 599984

OS Northings: 134642

OS Grid: TQ999346

Mapcode National: GBR RXN.DM0

Mapcode Global: FRA D6P8.LBP

Plus Code: 9F323VG3+F9

Entry Name: Court Lodge

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181674

Location: Orlestone, Ashford, Kent, TN26

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Orlestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(west side)
5/89 Court Lodge
House. C15 or earlier, extended C16 and altered 1847. Timber framed
and part exposed close-studding with plaster infill, part rendered.
Plain tiled roofs. L-shaped plan, the entrance front of 2 storeys
on ragstone plinth repaired with brick to continuous jetty on brackets
returned on massive, moulded dragon beams. Hipped roof with gablets
(untiled to right) with gable end of rear wing oversailing to centre
left. Massive C16 diapered brick offset stack projecting to centre
left, with 2 lozenge set, truncated chimneys. Blocked original mullioned
windows to left on lst floor with casements fitted between studs to right,
with leaded casements on ground floor. Central C20 half-glazed door
with flat hood. Single storey outshot projecting to end right. Left
return wing (rendered) of 2 storeys on plinth with plat band and roof
with stack to end left. Two metal casements, leaded, on 1st floor and
5 light leaded casement on ground floor with ragstone over inscribed:
Door of 6 panels to left with flat hood on brackets. Interior: jettied
range with crown post roof. Former exterior close studded wall now to
interior of return range, with section of brattished bresummer. C16
wing with fine double wave moulded cross-beamed ceiling, with deeply
cut fern-leaf chamfer stops. Extremely large inglenook fireplace with
massive moulded chimney bressummer, and fireplace added by Edward
Kingsnorth with large iron cauldron hooks and ratchet. Local History
asserts the house's origins with Sir William Orlestone, 1320's.

Listing NGR: TR0002134223

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