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Church House

A Grade II Listed Building in Loose, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2406 / 51°14'25"N

Longitude: 0.5159 / 0°30'57"E

OS Eastings: 575715

OS Northings: 152048

OS Grid: TQ757520

Mapcode National: GBR PRL.58L

Mapcode Global: VHJML.W2LT

Entry Name: Church House

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263251

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432836

Location: Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Loose

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

CHURCH STREET
TO 7552 LOOSE
(South Side)
6/181 Church House
23.5.67
GV II

House, possibly formerly vicarage, latterly house and shop (by 1747),
now house. Late C15 or early C16 with C17 and early and later C19
alterations. Restored gradually during 1970s and 1980s. Timber
framed with daub infilling. Plain tile roof. Open hall of one timber-
framed bay built at right-angles to street, with storeyed bay to right
(south) end. Longer storeyed bay to left end, formerly subdivided into
2 rooms, and incorporating cross-passage and stairs. Integral rear
return wing to left of 2 unequal-length timber-framed bays, that to east
end reconstructed in late C20. 2 storeys on stone plinth. Lower part
of ground floor underbuilt with red and grey brick. Rest close-studded.
Higher midrail to hall. Tension brace to right end of each storeyed
bay of main range. Underbuilt jetty to right gable end. Steeply-
pitched hipped roof, left hip returning. Projecting rear stack to
hall in short stone lean-to. Slender projecting brick gable end stack
to right. Multiple brick ridge stack to rear of storeyed left end bay,
between bay and wing. Irregular fenestration of 4 casements; one
4-light to left, one 3-light to right, small 2-light to hall, and first-
floor remains of 2-storey C16 or early C17 close-studded rectangular bay
towards centre of hall, rising through eaves with C19 4-light casement
and hipped roof. Blocked door to right end of left bay, and half-glazed
shop door with narrow margin lights towards front of left gable end.
Sun Insurance Plaque. Interior: exposed framing. Moulded right end-of-
hall beam. Plain crown-posts with 2 foot-braces; to ends of hall, to
left end bay, and to junction of left bay and left wing. Combed daub
to front wall of hall and left end bay. C17 stone fireplace with plain
jambs to rear of hall, possibly replacing left end smoke bay, and
formerly with further stone fireplace to east. Early-to-mid C17 stone
fireplace to rear of left bay, with chamfer-stopped jambs. Small
blocked window to first floor of left gable end. Hand-built later C20
doors, windows and fittings.


Listing NGR: TQ7571552048

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

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