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Calf House or Stable with Granary Above, Istead Rise

Description: Calf House or Stable with Granary Above

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 2012
Building ID: 1409114

OS Grid Reference: TQ6263871582
OS Grid Coordinates: 562638, 171582
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4199, 0.3377

Locality: Istead Rise
Local Authority: Gravesham Borough Council
County: Kent
Postcode: DA13 9QP

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Listing Text


Calf house/stable, erected between 1882 and 1896 but reusing C18 and earlier brickwork.

Reason for Listing

The calf house/stable at Hazells Farm, erected between 1882 and 1896 but reusing C18 and earlier brickwork, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural: an example of a vernacular farm building using a variety of local materials including flint, reused C18 and earlier red brick, stock brick and timber;
* Degree of survival: externally little altered apart from the blocking of a doorway. Internally the roof structure and floor survive although no fittings remain;
* Group value: strong group value with the original farmhouse, Hazells, and Hazells Farm Barn.


This former calf house or stable with granary above is situated immediately to the west of the barn at Hazells Farm. The building does not appear on the 1882 Ordnance Survey sheet but is present by the 1896 version. Some outbuildings to the east side of the barn at Hazells farm were demolished between these dates and as some of the brickwork to this structure is C18 or earlier it is possible that this building incorporates material from these earlier buildings.


This building was constructed after 1882 and before 1896 but incorporates some C18 or earlier brickwork in the walls.

MATERIALS: it is constructed of brick over a projecting flint plinth and has a gabled slate roof.

PLAN: a calf house or stable below with a central door on each side, and access to the loft by external stairs at the east end. This plan was modified in the C20 when the south doorway was blocked.

EXTERIOR: the west gable end is composed of red brick mainly in header bond, but the upper courses are of stock brick in Flemish bond. The weather boarded gable has a small opening. The south side was rendered in the C20 but has two ventilation slits, and is mainly of red brick except for a few courses of stock brick at the top. The blocked central doorway has had a later casement window inserted. The east end is of stock brick with a weather boarded gable with a loading door to the loft approached up an external wooden ladder. The north side has a wide cambered headed doorcase and a later C19 window.

INTERIOR: the interior has softwood ceiling beams and the roof structure has tie beams, a series of purlins and a ridgepiece to the rafters.

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