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15, Knightrider Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2702 / 51°16'12"N

Longitude: 0.5246 / 0°31'28"E

OS Eastings: 576207

OS Northings: 155361

OS Grid: TQ762553

Mapcode National: GBR PR7.7GW

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.1BPN

Plus Code: 9F327GCF+3R

Entry Name: 15, Knightrider Street

Listing Date: 11 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475138

Location: High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: High Street

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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House, probably with partial industrial use at one time. North range of late mediaeval date with late C16 alterations, west early C17 wing, further extended to the west in the early C19 and with extension to south east of the same period probably originally having some industrial purpose. Timberframed building, with frame partially exposed on south front, mainly covered in weatherboarding but with some stock brick to north front, stuccoed ground floor to north and south fronts. Tiled roofs with brick chimneystacks except to south east wing which is slate. Two storeys, except for three storey south east wing: irregular fenestration, mainly sashes, some with marginal glazing. Roughly L-shaped on plan. North wing originally a three bay probable late mediaeval open hall with inserted floor and chimneystack, west wing early C17 parlour wing, built out to west and refronted in early C19. Late mediaeval north wing has exposed timberframing on east and south fronts with jowled posts and 4 arched windbraces visible. Ground floor underbuilt in early C19 painted brickwork with 4-light C20 window. Gablet to roof indicates possible smoke hole to original open hall. North front of north wing has gable, off central brick chimneystack of C19 brickwork to late C16 inserted chimney and C19 sashes. West front has three gables of early C19 date with steeply pitched earlier roof behind. First floor is weatherboarded with three earlyC1916-pane sashes and ground floor has right side canted bay, left side marginal-glazed sash with coloured glass. floral paterae and lion's head masks and central double doorcase with marginal glazed rectangular fanlights. South front of west wing is of two bays with right side gable with covered wooden bressumer below and windows blocked at time of inspection. At the south eastern corner is a three storey one bay early C19 extension mainly weatherboarded with slate roof, one casement window and first floor door, probably having an industrial use originally. INTERIOR: North wing has exposed frame, ground floor has moulded spine beam and large fireplace opening which now contains C20 fireplace but the original late C16 inserted fireplace may survive behind First floor central bay has jowled post and chamfered beams with lambs tongue stops. Corner room has exposed floor joists with chamfers and triangular stops. Roof has winder staircase reached through plank door and top of original brick chimneystack. Roof has purlins and principal rafters. West wing has C17 roof and central room has an early C17 ceiling with chamfered beams and lambs tongue stops and two upright posts to spine beam with zigzag decoration and C17 plank door. Ground floor has early C17 plank and muntin panelling to corridor and there are newel steps to a basement. At the junction of the two wings is an early C19 well staircase with stick balusters and column newel posts and round-headed window with y-bracing, blocked at time of survey.

Listing NGR: TQ7620755361

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