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© Mr Gordon Richards

IoE Number: 173553
Location: BICKNOR COURT, BICKNOR LANE (east side)
  BICKNOR, MAIDSTONE, KENT
Photographer: Mr Gordon Richards
Date Photographed: 27 April 2004
Date listed: 26 April 1968
Date of last amendment: 20 July 1984
Grade II*

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TQ 85 NE BICKNOR BICKNOR LANE (east side) 7/46 Court Lodge 26.4.68 (formerly listed as II* Bicknor Court) House. Mid C16 and late C16 with mid C17 refacing. Timber framed with plaster infilling and some brick nogging, exposed in east wing. Most clad in, and added to in, red brick in English bond with sortie grey headers. Plain tile roof. Mid C16 range parallel to and set well back from road, 3 timber-framed bays with large stack to end of central bay and projecting rear stair turret. Late C16 range at right-angles to front, forming T plan; one long and one short timber-framed bay. Later addition along most of south elevation containing stairs. Mid C16 range 2 storeys, late C16 range 2 storeys and attic. North elevation: Mid C16 range to left on flint plinth, rest on brick plinth. Mid C16 range has broadly-spaced studding with slightly curved tension braces. Late C16 range has moulded brick string-course stepped over windows and door and returning along right end elevation. Roofs merge at junction, otherwise hipped. Multiple brick ridge stack towards centre of mid C16 range. Late C16 range has brick ridge stack towards right end and brick stack on flint base with 2 diagonal flues to right end. Mid C16 range has one 2-light and one 4-light ovolo- moulded wood mullion window, the latter with moulded bracket under. Late C16 range has irregular fenestration of 3 chamfered brick mullion windows rendered to resemble stone, and a full-height C20 mullioned and transomed window. Plank door to north end of west elevation of Mid C16 wing and plank door in C19 architrave to left end of late C16 wing. South elevation: brick addition to late C16 range with more vitreous bricks than north elevation. No string-course. 2 gables, each with rendered brick mullion window to attic. Three 3-light mullioned windows to first floor with hood-moulds, and 2 to ground floor. Central C19 plank door with carved spandrels. Recess between this addition and end of mid C16 range contains 5-light brick mullion window. Gable end of mid C16 range also cased in brick, with plinth. flipped roof. One single-light and one 3-light plain wood casements to first floor and 2 two-light brick mullioned windows on ground floor with hood-moulds over. Interior: reputed to have exposed framing, large finely-carved wood fireplace bressumer, staircase with turned balusters, original shutter to window in mid C16 range, clasped purlin roofs, partitions dated 158- and 162(2), and datestone 1638 removed from late C16 wing. (R.C.H.M. Report 1961). On O.S. map called Court Lodge.

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