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Grade II Listed
King Post
St. Marys Road
C = Church of St. Mary the Virgin

YearNameAddressRelationConditionGenderAgeOccupationPlace of birth 
1940Edward Smith HeadMarriedM73PostmasterElham Kent
1940Mary Ellen Smith WifeMarriedF66 Mansfield Notts
1940Mary Kathleen Smith Daughter F35 Elham Kent
1940Margaret Esther Smith Daughter F30 Elham Kent
1939Edward SmithThe Post Office MarriedM73Subpostmaster & Stationer 
1939Mary E SmithThe Post Office MarriedF66House duties 
1939Margaret SmithThe Square SingleF30Assistant in post Office 
1911Edward Smith HeadMarriedM44Subpostmaster News AgentElham Kent
1911Mary Ellen Smith WifeMarriedF37 Mansfield Notts
1911Mary Kathleen Smith Daughter F6 Elham Kent
1911Margaret Esther Smith Daughter F1 Elham Kent
1901Elizabeth WebbSt. Mary's RoadMotherWidowF84 Waltham
1901Thomas Richard WebbSt. Mary's RoadHeadMarriedM54Foreman Journeyman BakerElham
   The Ministry of Town and Country Planning List describes this house as having a Georgian front of alternating red brick and grey headers, with original windows, a tiled roof, and modillion eaves cornice, - and so it appears from the front. This masks, however, a very fine 15th century timber-framed house of the 'Wealden' type, which stands end on to the road, and set back a little from it.

The recessed front of this ancient house may be seen in the passage which runs to the left of the house, and with its later, Tudor diamond pane windows, is most picturesque. The casements, with their latches and fittings are the original ones, and even some of the glass is ancient.

Inside the house may be seen the magnificent 15th century crown-post roof, some medieval panelling, and moulded and crenellated beams. The old open hall had a floor inserted towards the end of the 16th century, and the fine wide fireplace, and the staircase with carved newels dates also from then.

The front end of the house, where there was once the old buttery and pantry, was entirely rebuilt in Georgian times, and still contains its 18th century floorboards and fittings. Under this part is an ancient cellar which appears to be the undercroh of a small building even earlier than the 15th century house. It has thick walls of flint, and a stone corbel which once supported the central beam of the floor above the cellar.

The cellar was repaired, and alterations made in brick, when the Georgian part was built. This house has been granted the plaque of the Committee for the Preservation of Rural Kent and the Kent Archaeological Society.

Elham Study
   King Post Derek Boughton
   Mrs Nellie Smith Derek Boughton
   King Post Wise Follies Garden - Child Mary Smith? Derek Boughton
   King Post Edward Smith Derek Boughton
c1915 King Post rear garden Bryan Badham
c1920 King Post Derek Boughton

No ownership records found for this building