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The Forstal

A Grade II Listed Building in Lenham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2195 / 51°13'10"N

Longitude: 0.738 / 0°44'16"E

OS Eastings: 591302

OS Northings: 150265

OS Grid: TQ913502

Mapcode National: GBR RVR.FDK

Mapcode Global: VHKK5.RL0Z

Plus Code: 9F326P9Q+R5

Entry Name: The Forstal

Listing Date: 14 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173876

Location: Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Lenham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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TQ 955W
(west side)
5/141 The Forstal
Farmhouse. Possibly C15 or early C16, with C17 alterations and
C19 additions. Timber-framed core. Outer walls C19 red brick
in Flemish bond on ground floor returning short distance round
left end. First floor tile hung. Part of left gable end red
brick with occasional grey headers in Flemish bond. Plain tile
roof. 2 storeys on plinth. Roof formerly hipped to left, now
gabled. C19 corbelled and filleted brick ridge stack towards
left end and smaller projecting stack to right end. Large gable
to left end elevation and 3 large gables across front elevation,
all C19, tile-hung, with plain tile roofs. Left gable
and first and ground floor below it project slightly. Regular
fenestration of one 3-light C19 casement beneath each gable.
Half-glazed and panelled door with plain chamfered pilasters
and bracketted corniced hood with triangular pediment, beneath
stack off-centre to left.C19 additions to front to right
and to rear to left, some associated with brewing. Interior:
right end room on ground floor has dragon beam to front right
corner. Central ground-floor room has chamfered axial beam and
chamfer-stopped joists of slightly smaller scantling than right
end room, and probably C17. 2 trusses and several rafters of
a clasped purlin roof towards left end. Interior only partly
inspected. Formerly known as Malthouse.

Listing NGR: TQ9130250265

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