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South Ash Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stansted, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3451 / 51°20'42"N

Longitude: 0.2901 / 0°17'24"E

OS Eastings: 559588

OS Northings: 163161

OS Grid: TQ595631

Mapcode National: GBR XD.5SF

Mapcode Global: VHHPF.ZG65

Entry Name: South Ash Manor

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236122

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427041

Location: Stansted, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Stansted

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Ash St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

1/1 (west side)
South Ash Manor


Manor House. C16 with porch of c.1600 and C19 external and C20 internal
alterations. North front. Red brick plinth, timber-framed above, of vertical
close-studding with plaster infilling. Jettied projections at each end of front.
Plain tiled hipped roof with large gablets and slight catslide extensions to both
sides 2 gabled dormers. 1 stack to left on slope of roof, 1 right ridge stack with arched panelling. 2 storeys and attics; 4 windows, wide glazing bar sashes, except tripartite sash on ground-floor to right of porch, and French casements to left. Small casements under left and right of ground and 1st floor left-hand windows. Central 2-storey gabled porch with decorative exposed framing. Jettied under 1st floor on joists and dragon-beams. Jettied under gable on moulded bressumer. Studded door in moulded surround, flanked by pair of wooden caryatid figures, probably C16, introduced later. 1-storey additions to right and left of front. South front. Red brick with plain tiled roof. Central off-ridge stack and gabled dormer to left. Projecting wings to left and right. 2 storeys and attic; 1- 3- 1 window first floor, 2- 2- 1 ground floor, the central pair of ground-floor openings being doorways. Recess on ground-floor masked by C20 timber-framed conservatory.
Interior. Dining room (originally 'Hall Parlour'). Later C16 painted decoration.Fireplace with chamfered bressumer. Hall. Late C17 fielded panelling, originally
in Dining Room. Early C20 plastered ceiling with Arts and Crafts vine decoration.Drawing room. Early C20 Adamesque fireplace. The house was built by the Hodsoll
family. (after whom the parish of Hodsall Street is named), who retained it until
the C19. This building straddles the boundary of Stansted C.P. (Tonbridge and
Malling District) and Ash-cum-Ridley C.P. (Sevenoaks District) and is therefore,
listed under both parishes.

Listing NGR: TQ5958863161

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

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