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Moatenden Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Headcorn, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1879 / 51°11'16"N

Longitude: 0.6014 / 0°36'5"E

OS Eastings: 581889

OS Northings: 146407

OS Grid: TQ818464

Mapcode National: GBR QTM.GVP

Mapcode Global: VHJMV.CDSN

Plus Code: 9F325JQ2+5H

Entry Name: Moatenden Priory

Listing Date: 26 April 1968

Last Amended: 21 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174308

Location: Headcorn, Maidstone, Kent, TN27

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Headcorn

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Moatenden Priory
5/60 (formerly listed as


Farmhouse, possibly incorporating fragment of house of Trinitarian Friars at
left end. Now house. Late C15 or first half of C16, with Cl7 and later
alterations. Ground floor of left section red brick with grey brick diaper
pattern and irregular stone quoins to left corner; of central section red and
grey brick in Flemish bond, and of right end bay C19 banded red and grey brick
in English bond. First floor tile-hung. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys and attic.
Plinth of C15 or C16 stone to left section; later ashlarged stone, and banded
red and grey brick to central section; and irregular stone blocks to right
end. Hipped roof, with gablet to right. Filleted multiple brick stack in
rear slope of roof towards right. Irregular fenestration of five 9-pane sashes.
Left section has one 2-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion ground-floor window
with round-headed lights, moulded jambs and squared hoodmould to left of door
and similar single-light window to right of door. 2 similar rear windows
aligned with those to front. Hollow-chamfered stone doorway with rounded,
almost 4-centred arched head and hoodmould to right end of left end bay.
Panelled door with C19 open timber porch beneath stack. Rear elevation has
3 gables, 2 jettied on shaped brackets. Interior: exposed framing. Stone
doorway with 4-centred arched head and another stone opening adjacent to it
in right wall of left end bay. Plain crown-post to right end of same bay.
Moated site. House of Trinitarian Friars founded circa 1235, and dissolved

Listing NGR: TQ8188946407

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