TQ7056 : Paris House, The Rocks, East Malling

taken 2 months ago, near to East Malling, Kent, Great Britain

Paris House, The Rocks, East Malling
Paris House, The Rocks, East Malling
While in East Malling village I happened to dip into the local Pevsner, and spotted the following entry:

'PARIS HOUSE, The Rocks, 1/4m SE. A highly peculiar early C18 front, two-storeyed, of red brick. Five bays between big symmetrical ragstone chimneybreasts that project from the fašade. Panelled parapet below, not in front of, a hipped roof.'

Any building described in Pevsner* as 'peculiar' is likely to be worth a short detour, so I set off along The Rocks Road.

The house is built on a site lower than the road, with a garden to the west enclosed by a high wall. I'd have to agree with John Newman that the building is rather odd - especially those chimneys.
(I have to say, though, that what he reads as a 'parapet' I'd read simply as an attic storey with blocked windows).


* 'The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald', John Newman
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7051 5665 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.0082N 0:26.6161E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7049 5666
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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