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32, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashford, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1493 / 51°8'57"N

Longitude: 0.8741 / 0°52'26"E

OS Eastings: 601107

OS Northings: 142817

OS Grid: TR011428

Mapcode National: GBR RWP.ZRT

Mapcode Global: VHKKN.3CFT

Plus Code: 9F324VXF+PJ

Entry Name: 32, High Street

Listing Date: 1 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 180080

Location: Victoria, Ashford, Kent, TN24

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Electoral Ward/Division: Victoria

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ashford (Ashford)

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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1/258 NO. 32


Shop with living accommodation above. Comprises 3 separate builds lengthwise
on a narrow frontage to the High Street. The central part comprises a possible
late mediaeval timber framed hall-house altered in C16 the front and rear parts
are C18 additions. Front part is an early C18 timber framed building, clad
in C20 tile hanging and with hipped old tiled roof. 3 storeys, 2 windows.
C19 sashes without glazing bars but with horns, Parapet. C20 shop front. The
interior of this part has a 1st floor front room with early C18 cupboard with
serpentine shelving and early C18 2 panelled door with HC hinge and C18 floor-
boards, 1st to 2nd floor retains early C18 dog-leg staircase with turned balus-
ters. 2nd floor room has 6 fielded panelled door. Post of collar beam and
through purlin type. At time of survey some of the internal walls were exposed
with thin framing and lath and plaster. The central part of the building seems
to comprise a front section of 2 bays which may have been an open hall-house
which was extended to the rear with the ceiling heightened and a massive brick
chimney stack inserted in the later C16. Interior ground floor shop has cham-
fered floor joists with 1 inch chamfer. 1st floor has front corridor displaying
massive curved tie beam chamfered and with run out stop supported on gunstock
jowled posts with wall plate sawn through when passage was inserted. Above
the tie beam is a later roll-moulded beam forming part of a later C16 ceiling,
the rest of which is visible in an adjoining room. Corridor has a further
beam with 2 inch chamfer and lambs tongue stops. Massive brick inserted chimney
stack with C18 cupboard in alcove with serpentine shelves. Rear room has C16
framing with chamfers and lambs tongue stops. 2nd floor roof probably C18
with rafters with no ridge-piece, collar beam and through purlins, 4 light
sliding casement and C19 plank door. Rear part has late C18 extension the
ground floor red brick on a deep plinth with weatherboarded 1st floor and tiled
roof with sash windows.

Listing NGR: TR0110742817

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