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IoE Number: 174518
Location: ELM HOUSE AND RAILINGS ATTACHED, OLD TREE LANE (north side)
  BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA, MAIDSTONE, KENT
Photographer: Dr Henry Teed ARPS
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 23 May 1967
Date of last amendment: 23 May 1967
Grade II*

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BOUGHTON MONCHELSEAOLD TREE LANETQ 75 SE(North-West side)1/54Elm House and23.5.67railings attached

BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA OLD TREE LANE TQ 75 SE (North-West side) 1/54 Elm House and 23.5.67 railings attached GV II* House. Early C17, with early C18 front range and later additions and alterations to rear. Central range timber framed, with mathematical tiles on galleted stone base to gable ends. Front range greyish-red brick, with lighter red brick dressings and "chain√Ęge". Rear range rendered, but with area of stonework towards right end. Plain tile roof. Early C17 central range of 3 timber-framed bays, with single-bay rear return wing to right, and possibly with further section at right-angles to right of wing. Early C18 range to front (forming 2 parallel ranges), comprising one room on ground floor, with entrance hall to right end. Later section infilling angle between central range and its rear wing, forming rear range. 2 storeys, attics and cellar, with stone plinth to gable ends. Front C18 elevation flanked by Giant order of Doric pilasters with rubbed brick capitals and bases. Moulded and dentilled wooden eaves cornice. Stone-coped brick parapet with sunk panels. Hipped roof to front range. Steeply-pitched hipped roof to central range, left hip returning to rear infill. Stack with cogged cornice between front and central ranges towards left end. 2 flat- roofed dormers. Regular 5-window front to each floor of front range, of slightly-recessed 8-pane sashes with splayed rubbed brick voussoirs and with central voussoirs dropped to suggest keystones. Outer and central windows, and outer windows of ground floor also have cut ogee heads. Sunk brick panels beneath ground and first-floor windows, the first-floor panels with delicately-moulded brick strip to their bases. Single-storey brick section to right, possibly an addition, with plain parapet above plat band, concealed lean-to roof, and doubly-recessed round-headed door architrave with rubbed brick voussoirs and plain stone imposts; ribbed door with panelled back and decorative semi-circular fanlight. Longer single- storey section to right gable end of rear range, possibly connected with former rear wing of central range, now roofed in 2 sections, with half-hip to right end. Interior: central range with jowled posts, tension braces, and clasped purlin roof with windbraces and diminishing principal rafters. Corner stack to central bay. Some exposed framing to rear wing. Open-well front staircase with barley-sugar balusters, moulded handrail, and ramped panelling to wall side. Hall paved with black and white flags. Fielded panelling and moulded cornice to left ground-floor room. Moulded cornice to first floor (formerly one long room). Well head: set within about 1/2 metre of right gable end. 2 posts with plain-tiled pentice over, with 2 wooden drums between them, connected by cogging to large iron hand wheel on one of posts. Railings: spear-head railings set on low red brick plinth across front of house, and connected to right gable end by red brick wall.

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