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Hollingbourne Manor

A Grade I Listed Building in Hollingbourne, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2669 / 51°16'0"N

Longitude: 0.6413 / 0°38'28"E

OS Eastings: 584361

OS Northings: 155284

OS Grid: TQ843552

Mapcode National: GBR QSQ.DZ9

Mapcode Global: VHJMH.2FD5

Plus Code: 9F327J8R+QG

Entry Name: Hollingbourne Manor

Listing Date: 20 October 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174420

Location: Hollingbourne, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hollingbourne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Tagged with: English country house

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TQ 85 NW (West side)

1/192 Hollingbourne


Manor house. Late C16. Red brick in English bond. Plain tile roof.
Unfinished E-plan; north wing only partly built. 2 storeys and attics.
Brick plinth with moulded stone coping. Broad moulded brick string-course
with rendered base above ground-floor windows. Brick corbel table to
eaves with rendered moulded brick cornice above. Rendered quoins to first
floor. 4 broad brick stacks in English bond, each with 3 diagonally-set
flues; one projecting to each gable end of south wing, with plinth, string-
course and cornice continued round and one to rear wall towards each end of
main range. Kneelered triangular gables with flattened rectangular tops and
heavily moulded rendered brick coping. 5 full storey-height brick eaves
dormers, similarly gabled, with fat rendered cylindrical finials protruding
through coping; 2 dormers to north side of south wing, 3 to main range,
including porch. A further 3 to south elevation, possibly C19. Courtyard
dormers, except that to porch, are carried on slightly projecting 2-storey
brick window bays, that in the re-entrant angle deeper, to light staircase.
Ogee-moulded wooden mullioned and transomed windows with leaded lights and
rendered dressings; 6-light to dormers with stepped moulded rendered
hoodmoulds, returning as dormer eaves cornices, 8-light to first floor and
10-light to ground floor. One 4-light mullioned and transomed window to
each floor of south wing between the 2 bays. Small 2-light mullioned
window over door. Ribbed door with 4-centred arched moulded stone architrave
with carved spandrels and squared moulded hoodmould. Outer walls of north
wing built up to ground-floor string course, now with flat roof over.
Shallow rectangular turret towards centre of north gable end of main range:
probably late C16, red brick in English bond, of 2 low storeys, with eaves
cornice and gable similar to main range; round-headed first-floor window
to gable with hollow-chamfered brick architrave. Rear lean-to: red brick in
English bond, 2 low storeys on plain brick plinth, with moulded 4-centred
arched stone doorway not aligned with screens passage. 3-storey stair turret
behind left stack of main range; red brick in English bond, with plain gable.
Interior: only partly inspected. Wooden screen to left of former screens
passage, with ovolo-moulded rails and muntins-and-pierced trelliswork to
top. Moulded beams. Moulded wooden rear doorway. Moulded 4-centred
arched stone fireplaces. Open well staircase to south wing, with turned
balusters, moulded string and handrail and polygonal finials and pendants to
newels. Said to be C16 wall paintings to upper floor of south wing. C18
panelling to first floor of main range. Ground-floor panelling, largely
early C20. Fragments of thick-walled, possibly C13 building in south-west
corner; pointed-arched-stone opening to south end of hall.

Listing NGR: TQ8444555344

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