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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1344353
English Heritage Legacy ID: 174459
Location: Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Civil Parish: Boughton Monchelsea
Built-Up Area: Maidstone
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA ATKINS HILL
TQ 75 SE (North side)
1/1 Rock Cottage
23.5.67 as Rock Cottages,
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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