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Description: Lower Tundridge Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 151376
OS Grid Reference: SO7357151144
OS Grid Coordinates: 373571, 251144
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1579, -2.3877
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SO 75 SW SUCKLEY CP -
3/69 Lower Tundridge Farmhouse
House. c1650 with C19 alterations; restored in late C20. Timber-framed
with rendered infill on high sandstone rubble plinth; steeply pitched tiled
roofs. 3 bay main range, rear wing adjoins north bay at junction of which
is a large sandstone rubble chimney with 4 clustered, decorated brick shafts;
an additional chimney with external rubble stack adjoins rear of south bay
and has 3 slender, long octagonal shafts of mid C19 date. 2 storeys, attic
and half-cellar beneath entire front range; small, square panelled wall frame,
ground floor of main range has close-set vertical studding; windows to main
storeys are regularly spaced either 4 or 5 light, ovolo-moulded wooden mullions
and transomes with tiled weatherings, and project slightly beyond the wall-frame
on carved console brackets; gable ends have similar fenestration and attic
lights; casements to cellar. Main entrance to rear central bay has C20 timber
door and tiled timber porch; also rear entrance in east gable end and door to
cellar in south gable end. Interior Front range has a 2 purlin roof with
long wind-braces from ridge to lower purlin. Ground and first floor ceiling
of 2 longitudinal main beams with an intermediate secondary beam in each bay,
jointed at the front into the centre of the window lintel; all the main beams
are chamfered and stopped. Some C17 broad oak floor boards survive. Main
staircase in central bay, and fireplaces are all C20 replacements. Rare
example of late large timber-framed house in the County with a symmetrical plan
and facade; transitional between the timber-framed tradition and early C18
brick houses of similar proportions.
Listing NGR: SO7357151144
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Source: English Heritage
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