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Boughton Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Boughton Aluph, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1969 / 51°11'48"N

Longitude: 0.9081 / 0°54'29"E

OS Eastings: 603280

OS Northings: 148209

OS Grid: TR032482

Mapcode National: GBR SXH.VT5

Mapcode Global: VHKKG.P5GS

Entry Name: Boughton Court

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181367

Location: Boughton Aluph, Ashford, Kent, TN25

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Boughton Aluph

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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5/7 Boughton Court

13.10.52 II*

Manor House. C14 crypt, with C16 structure over reclad in C19. Stone
crypt, timber framed over, clad in red brick with plain tile roof.
2 storeys on brick and rubble plinth; kneelered parapet gables to roof
with stack to left, central stack and end stack to right. Regular
fenestration of 5 three-light Dering windows with drip moulds. C19
plank door in 2 storey porch, in the upper storey a 2 light Dering
window and small bullseye over that. Interior: the central doorway
leads into a barrel vaulted passage through the central chimney stack,
an arrangement dating from the insertion of the stack into an earlier
screens passage. The house to right of the central stack stands on a
4 bay vaulted crypt. This has a blocked doorway to the front of the
house, and an internal stairway into the house. On either end wall are
ogee-headed niches. The vault ribs are double-chamfered, the whole
structure has similarities to nearby church of All Saints, and like the
main body of the church dates to the time of Sir Thomas de Aldon, owner
of the manor c1329-61, and who had licence to crenellate his house 1339.
See Igglesdon, XXV and B.O.E., Kent II, 150.

Listing NGR: TR0327948214

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