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Description: Balcombe Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 169361
OS Grid Reference: TQ8207640916
OS Grid Coordinates: 582076, 140916
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1386, 0.6013
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FRITTENDEN BUCKHURST ROAD
TQ 84 SW (north side)
House. C15, altered C16 and C18. Timber framed and clad with red brick and tile
hung on first floor. Plain tiled roof. In plan a truncated 3-bay Wealden.
Two storeys and attic on plinth with the 2 hall bays to right recessed, the eaves
carried on brackets. Hipped roof with gablets (especially marked to right), and
with 1 hipped dormer and moulded stack cluster to rear left. Truncated stack at
end right, the base in English Bond, originally with bread oven, now single storey
extension. Two 3-light and one 2-light wooden casements on first floor, two 3-light
and central tripartite glazing bar sash on ground floor. Door of 4 panels to centre
left with trellised porch. Extended left return with wooden casements and glazed
doors. Interior: framing details suggest this was never a full Wealden plan, but
either built adjacent to a now lost earlier service wing, or always a single wing
Wealden (suggested by Mason. Framed Building of the Weald, 1964 as a genuine sub-
type). Dais screen of lapped vertical boarding with brattished beam and integral
four centred arched doorway (to parlour), with central C19 doorway but through.
Rear through passage doorway survives. Ceiling beams with late C16 ovolo and
cavetto mouldings. Early C19 doors with strap hinges and boarded partitions.
Double arch-braced spere truss to main hall solar frame. Tall (5½ feet) octagonal
moulded crown post roof, on simple and hollow chamfered cambered tie beams of large
Listing NGR: TQ8187240967
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Source: English Heritage
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