Historic Buildings Consultant

17th Century House, Kent

17th Century House, Kent

17th Century House, Kent

Little Maydekin is a Grade II-listed house in Denton, Kent, dating largely from the 17th century (c.1620-30), along with 18th and 19th century extensions. Though the house displays a characteristic Jacobean style and internal arrangement, there are tentative signs within the fabric of an earlier timber-framed structure, possibly 16th century or earlier.

The house was owned in the 1640s by Henry Oxenden (1609-1670), who, though a minor poet and litterateur, was part of a notable Kentish family, whose members included MPs and a governor of Bombay.

The instruction comprised a full building survey of the house, outbuildings and grounds, as well as conservation advice on proposed works to the building.