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Rock Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Boughton Monchelsea, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2388 / 51°14'19"N

Longitude: 0.5323 / 0°31'56"E

OS Eastings: 576866

OS Northings: 151889

OS Grid: TQ768518

Mapcode National: GBR PRM.9DH

Mapcode Global: VHJMM.54R6

Plus Code: 9F326GQJ+GW

Entry Name: Rock Cottage

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 25 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174459

Location: Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Boughton Monchelsea

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Find accommodation in
Boughton Monchelsea


TQ 75 SE (North side)

1/1 Rock Cottage
(Formerly listed
23.5.67 as Rock Cottages,
Boughton Quarries)


House, formerly cottages, now house. Late C16. Timber-framed with plaster
infilling. Plain tile roof. Possibly lobby entry plan. 4 timber-framed
bays (including 2-bay principal room to left of stack), and stack bay. 2
storeys on stone plinth. Close-studded. Continuous jetty returning to right
on moulded dragon post. Roof hipped to left with gablet, gabled to right.
Multiple brick ridge stack in narrow second bay from right. Slender projecting
brown brick stack to left gable end. Irregular fenestration of 4 leaded
casements; three 3-light and one 2-light under stack. Evidence for oriel window
to right hall bay. Rectangular 10-light mullioned and transomed oriel window
with lean-to roof and moulded coved base to first floor of right gable end.
Similar 10-light oriel window on stone base under jetty below. C16 boarded door
in moulded rectangular architrave to left end of left bay of principal room.
Blocked door under stack. Interior: exposed framing. Moulded cross and axial
beams to principal room on each floor. Newel staircase between stack and former
front door. Shutter grooves. Dropped doorheads. 4 fireplaces to principal
stack; those to principal room on each floor with moulded stone jambs and
cambered bressumers, with moulded mantel-shelf to first floor, those to right
end room on each floor entirely stone. Clasped purlin roof with windbraces and
diminishing principal rafters. Jettying contrived without dragon-beam.

Listing NGR: TQ7686651889

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