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Latitude: 51.2625 / 51°15'45"N
Longitude: 0.4382 / 0°26'17"E
OS Eastings: 570213
OS Northings: 154308
OS Grid: TQ702543
Mapcode National: GBR NPS.X6H
Mapcode Global: VHJMC.KJ1H
Entry Name: Livesey Cottage
Listing Date: 26 February 1987
Last Amended: 25 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262927
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433761
Location: Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18
Civil Parish: Teston
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Teston St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TESTON LIVESEY STREET
TQ 75 SW
2/252 Livesey Cottage
House. First half C17 with alterations in C19. 1937-8 and 1960-1. Timber
framed with stone plinth to gable end. Brick cladding to ground floor, render
and weather-board to first floor, plain tile roofs. 2 cell lobby entry plan.
Development: this house began in C17 as a 2 cell lobby entry timber framed house
and this structure survives basically complete apart from the framing to the
ground floor front wall. In C19 it was divided into 2 cottages with 2 doors
to the front elevation. The rear was extended with paired hipped roof wings
but the C17 timber framed rear wall survives. In 1937-38 the building was returned
to one occupation and the lobby entry re-instated. All the features on the
front elevation date from this period. An additional single storey room was
added on the north in 1960-1 but this is not of special interest. Elevation:
2 storeys. Red and grey brick in Flemish bond to ground floor, rendered above.
Irregular fenestration of 5 casements, four 2-light multi pane casements in
pairs towards each end and central 2-light casement. Ribbed door in small central
gabled brick porch. Half-hipped roof with gablet to left. Central multiple
brick ridge stack and projecting stack to right gable end. Rear elevation has
four windows, one 3-light casement and 2 small paned sliding sashes below, smaller
sliding sashes above, some may be C19. Interior: exposed framing of fairly
substantial nature in both ground floor rooms and especially upstairs, some
carpenters' marks. Inglenook fireplace to ground floor left room with large
bressumer beam and 1938 infill fireplace. Right room had blocked inglenook
back to back with other and 1938 fireplace in gable wall. Modern stair but position
of original stair evident. Diagonal bracing and jowelled posts visible on stair.
Roof: C17 structure complete apart from slight alteration where the rear wings
have been added. Principal rafter roof with queen struts. Rafters halved and
pegged at apex, no ridge pieces.
TQ 75 SW TESTON
2/252 Livesey Cottage
House. C17 with early-to-mid C20 facade. Timber framed. Ground floor
red and grey brick in Flemish bond, first floor rendered. Plain tile roof.
Lobby entry plan of 2 timber-framed bays and central stack bay. 2 storeys,
with stone plinth to gable end. Half-hipped roof, with gablet to left.
Central multiple brick ridge stack, and projecting stack to right gable
end. Irregular fenestration of 5 casements; four 2-light multipane
casements in pairs towards each end, and central 2-light casement. Ribbed
door in small central gabled brick porch. Short 2-storey rear addition
to left, ground-floor red and grey brick, first floor weatherboarded.
Interior: only partly inspected. Exposed framing of relatively substantial
scantling. Inglenook fireplaces.
Listing NGR: TQ7021354308
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