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Latitude: 51.0703 / 51°4'12"N
Longitude: 0.7462 / 0°44'46"E
OS Eastings: 592496
OS Northings: 133692
OS Grid: TQ924336
Mapcode National: GBR RXH.X1L
Mapcode Global: FRA D6G9.6JG
Plus Code: 9F323PCW+4F
Entry Name: Diamond House
Listing Date: 9 August 1979
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1362980
English Heritage Legacy ID: 180526
Location: Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26
Civil Parish: Woodchurch
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
WOODCHURCH BROOK STREET
TQ 93 SW 9/491
A timber-framed building possibly of late C14 date. Four bay hall-house with
terminal jetty. The timber-framing has plaster infilling, the ground floor
rebuilt in red brick. Hipped tiled roof with large C17 brick chimneystack.
Three casement windows. Late C16 to early C17 additions. The interior contains
the dais beam with lap board panelling which formerly separated the Parlour
from the Hall and a roof with collars, collar purlin and crown post. Inglenook
fireplaces. The house was occupied by the Diamond Family, a notorious family
of smugglers, from the late C17 to 1748, and several alcoves reputed to be
smugglers hides have been found in the house.
Listing NGR: TQ9249633692
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