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© Mr Gordon Archer

IoE Number: 433487
Location: OTHAM MANOR, OTHAM STREET (west side)
  OTHAM, MAIDSTONE, KENT
Photographer: Mr Gordon Archer
Date Photographed: 11 June 2005
Date listed: 25 July 1952
Date of last amendment: 26 February 1987
Grade I

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OTHAM STREETTQ 75 SEOTHAM(West Side)3/233Otham Manor(formerly listed as

OTHAM STREET TQ 75 SE OTHAM (West Side) 3/233 Otham Manor (formerly listed as 25.7.52 Wardes) GV I House, formerly cottages, now house. Late C14 with C16 alterations and additions. Restored circa 1912 by Sir Louis Mallet. Timber framed, with plaster infilling. Plain tile roof. Late C14 Wealden, built at right- angles to road, with 2 almost equal-length open hall bays and storeyed end bay to south. Storeyed north (right) end bay either completely re-built, or with first floor and roof rebuilt slightly later. Late C16 timber-framed rear wing running west from west end of north bay, which it slightly overlaps. Addition of c.1912 to north side of wing. 2 storeys, on stone plinth. Broadly-spaced close-studding to left (south) end bay, with 2 tension braces to front, gable end and rear. More broadly-spaced studding to hall. Ground floor, and central panel of first floor of right end bay close-studded, with pair of small ogee braces under eaves to each end of bay. Right and left end bays jettied to front, jetties returning on moulded dragon posts. Left end bay further jettied, partly underbuilt, to rear. Arch-braced flying wall-plate to front and rear of hall, front left-hand brace springing from small moulded wooden corbel. Bracket under central tie-beam. Roof of main range hipped to left, with gablet. Roof of right end bay incorporated with C16 wing, hipped to front with gablet, and with higher eaves than main range. Wing gabled to rear. Projecting stone stack with brick flue to left gable end. Flush louvre in roof to left end of hall. Multiple brick ridge stack towards rear of C16 wing. Irregular fenestration of 3 windows; one 4-light leaded casement to left end bay, one 3-light leaded casement to right end bay, and diamond mullion window to left hall bay, of 8 lights above and 8 below midrail. Similar window to rear of hall. Boarded door with durns to right end of hall, and similar doorway to rear. Interior not inspected. (Country Life 30.8.1919). This is an important early example of a building type and is graded accordingly.

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