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Willesborough and District Labour Club

A Grade II Listed Building in Aylesford Green, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1362 / 51°8'10"N

Longitude: 0.8907 / 0°53'26"E

OS Eastings: 602326

OS Northings: 141412

OS Grid: TR023414

Mapcode National: GBR SY7.Q0N

Mapcode Global: VHKKN.DP6V

Plus Code: 9F324VPR+F7

Entry Name: Willesborough and District Labour Club

Listing Date: 18 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1275211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 413072

ID on this website: 101275211

Location: South Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Electoral Ward/Division: Aylesford Green

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ashford (Ashford)

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Willesborough and District Labour Club


Former hall-house, later social club. Medieval west crosswing, 1591 east crosswing with former
open hall replaced c1800 when the building was clad in brickwork and mainly mid C19 sashes.
Late C20 additions to west and north not of special interest. Timberframed building refronted
in brickwork, roughcast to the rear, with roof in 4 hips clad in late C20 pantiles. Two storeys;
5 windows. Irregular fenestration, mainly later C19 sashes but 1 blocked early C19 sash to the
rear. Medieval west crosswing has to ground floor an axial beam with 1 1/2 inch chamfer. First
floor has partition with medieval downbraces and top of 1591 staircase with moulded knob.
Front room has frame with arched braces, C18 door, old floorboards and dragon beam showing
that the front was originally jettied. The rear room to the west crosswing has an C18 3 plank
door. Probable original roof of coupled rafters and collars. The former open hall was rebuilt
c1800. The ground floor has been much altered in the late C20. The first floor retains an early
C19 6-panelled door and the roof is of c1800. The 1591 east crosswing has gunstock jowled
posts on the ground floor, a chamfered axial beam to the rear room and open fireplace with
wooden bressumer bearing the marks of spit machine. Front room has stone 4-centred arched
fireplace with blank shields in spandrels and high stops. Floor joists have dragon beam, proving
that this crosswing was originally jettied. First floor of east crosswing has stone 4-centred arched
fireplace dated W T 1591, restored in C19. Front room has frame with midrail and original
floorboards. Rear room has 4 gunstock jowled posts, axial beam with chamfer and lambs tongue
stops and open fireplace. Late C18 winder staircase near chimneystack leads to roof of clasped
side purlins and windbraces.

Listing NGR: TR0232641412

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