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Bridge House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hunton, Kent

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Latitude: 51.212 / 51°12'43"N

Longitude: 0.4746 / 0°28'28"E

OS Eastings: 572937

OS Northings: 148780

OS Grid: TQ729487

Mapcode National: GBR PRR.SZM

Mapcode Global: VHJML.5SRQ

Plus Code: 9F326F6F+RR

Entry Name: Bridge House

Listing Date: 7 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1381397

English Heritage Legacy ID: 481758

Location: Hunton, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hunton

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hunton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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1804/4/10007 Bridge House


House with butcher's shop, later two cottages, now in one ownership. House probably mid C18 possibly replacing C16 building, butcher's shop early C19.
EXTERIOR: House is timberframed, rendered and colourwashed except for right side elevation which is tile-hung. Kentish peg tiled roof with off central brick chimneystack and catslide to rear. Two storeys: three windows. Windows are now C20 casements but beam above first floor window internally shows they were diamond mullioned casements originally. Front door to left but originally in centre forming lobby entrance. Plinth. Rear elevation has exposed timbers of thin scantling. Attached to left is one storey brick butcher's shop with rendered and colourwashed front and tiled roof sloping over front and supported on 4 wooden piers. This verandah is C20 but replacing an earlier one. Two original fixed light butcher?s windows, the left window altered from a door.
INTERIOR: Hall has rough hewn chestnut beams. One four-panelled and one six-panelled door. Lounge has ceiling beams covered over but open fireplace (opened out in 1995) with large wooden bressumer with salt hole and brick fireback, the lower courses of C16 brickwork. Dining Room has exposed beams. Kitchen has exposed wall-frame of rough hewn timbers. Stairwell also has rough hewn timbers. First floor retains original beam above window with sockets for diamond mullions and shutter groove. Three plank doors. Roof has purlins and rafters.
HISTORY: Bridge House is believed to have once formed part of the Stonewall Farm estate. In the 1841 Census Thomas Duddy was listed as butcher. By the 1851 Census his wife Elizabeth had succeeded him. Thomas's father, also tTomas, was a butcher and buried in St Mary's churchyard Hunton in 1830.

Listing NGR: TQ7293748780

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