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Bishops House

A Grade II Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2132 / 51°12'47"N

Longitude: 0.4611 / 0°27'39"E

OS Eastings: 571991

OS Northings: 148876

OS Grid: TQ719488

Mapcode National: GBR PRQ.WZ7

Mapcode Global: VHJMK.YR3V

Plus Code: 9F326F76+7C

Entry Name: Bishops House

Listing Date: 26 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249724

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431927

Location: Hunton, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Hunton

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hunton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

BISHOPS LANE
TQ 74 NW HUNTON
(south-west Side)
4/63 Nos. 1 and 2
Bishops House
GV II
House, now house pair. C15 or early C16, altered in late C16 or early
C17 and in C18. Timber framed, with exposed framing and rendered
infilling to first floor and red brick in stretcher bond to ground floor.
Plain tile roof. 2 parallel ranges. Right section C15 or early C16;
2 roughly equal-length storeyed timber-framed bays built at right-angles
to road, probably the right cross-wing of a larger house. Left section,
probably with C17 or earlier core, of similar proportions, now at right-
angles to road, adjoining long left side of right section. 2 storeys and
attic. Right section jettied to front and rear gable ends; front jetty
underbuilt, rear within later extension. First floor of right section
close-studded with jowled posts. Plain crown-post to gable with foot
braces. Left section (or front of it) apparently built against right,
with applied close studding and one jowled post to left. Both gables
half-hipped. Valley between 2 sections bridged by pitched roof parallel
to road. C17 multiple brick ridge stack with moulded cornice towards left
end of bridging roof, and serving both ranges. Leaded 4-light
mullioned window to left gable. Small dormer to right side of right
section. Irregular fenestration of 5 leaded casements; one 2-light to
left section, one deep central 2-light within larger blocked opening
to right section, (probably an oriel) flanked by late C16 or early C17
2-light ovolo-moulded mullion frieze windows. Single-light casement in
later lean-to to right. Half-glazed door to centre of left gable and
boarded door to right side of right lean-to. Projecting C17 timber-
framed gabled stair turret towards rear of long right side, now partly
within lean-to. Interior: left section not inspected. Exposed
framing to right section with evidence for original internal subdivisions.
Moulded octagonal crown-post on cambered tie-beam with solid-spandrel
braces. Late C16 or early C17 inserted attic floor and spiral stair-
case with newel post ground floor to attic.
Formerly known as Bishop's Oast. South (rear) elevation formerly with
C18 stuccoed cladding, parapet and pilastered doorway.


Listing NGR: TQ7199148876

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

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