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© Mr Russell Marsh

IoE Number: 180363
Location: MAYTHAM HALL,
  ROLVENDEN, ASHFORD, KENT
Photographer: Mr Russell Marsh
Date Photographed: 23 March 2003
Date listed: 04 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 04 June 1952
Grade II*

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ROLVENDENMAYTHAM ROAD5272Great MaythamTQ 8430 19/3184.6.52.II*

ROLVENDEN MAYTHAM ROAD 1. 5272 Great Maytham TQ 8430 19/318 4.6.52. II* 2. This was the original name of the Manor but in 1721 James Monypenny built a house here which he called Maytham Hall. This was completed by his son Robert Monypenny in 1760 but was largely burned down in 1893. This house consisted of a main block of 2 storeys and basement and 2 pavilions containing the laundry and stables. These C18 wings largely survive, but the main building was rebuilt 2 storeys higher by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1909-12 for H J Tenant, who reverted to the use of the original name, Great Maytham. It is built of grey bricks (all stretchers) with red brick window dressings and quotas. Hipped tiled roof in 3 sections. Eaves cornice. Segmental headed sash windows with glazing bars intact. The main building consists of a centre block and 2 wings (in addition to the original C18 flanking pavilions). The central block has 5 windows and 5 dormers. Cornice above 1st floor. On its north-east or entrance front it has 3 storeys, attic and semi-basement. The dormers are surmounted by pediments. Central rusticated stone doorcase at the head of 8 wide steps with iron handrail, the doorcase having a curved pediment over containing a cartouche set in swags in the tympanum. The wings are L-shaped of 2 storeys, attic and semi-basement, and have 5 windows each (plus one window each to the inner face of the projection) and 3 dormers each without pediments. Brick aprons below the 1st floor windows. Rusticated stone doorcases with keystones over, at the head of 8 steps with iron handrails. The doorcase of the south-east wing also has a rectangular fanlight. The south-west or garden front has no basement. The central projection has 7 windows and 5 pedimented dormers. Stone doorcase with Corinthian pilasters, enriched frieze and curved pediment over containing a cartouche. On each side of the central projection are recessed portions of 3 windows and 2 dormers each, and then projections of 2 windows and one dormer each with chimney breasts in the angles of both Ls. On each side a passage at semi-basement level connects the Lutyens house with the original C18 flanking pavilions, the south-east pavilion was built as the laundry and the north-west pavilion as the stables. Each are of 2 storeys red brick. Hipped tiled roofs. Modillion eaves cornice. Two sashes with glazing bars intact. Round window in the centre of the north-west pavilion.

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