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Ponds Farmhouse, Frittenden

Description: Ponds Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 169365

OS Grid Reference: TQ8260740909
OS Grid Coordinates: 582607, 140909
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1383, 0.6089

Location: Bubhurst Lane, Frittenden, Kent TN17 2BE

Locality: Frittenden
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 2BE

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Listing Text

TQ 84 SW (south side)

Ponds Farmhouse
House. C15 and mid C16. Timber framed and exposed close studding with
plaster infilling. Plain tiled roof. Four framed bays; 2 of each period of building. Two storeys and attic, with continuous jetty, at lower level to
right hand, and supported on brackets, with exposed truncated dragon beam
to end right. Jettying returned to right. Hipped roof with moulded stack
cluster to centre right. Two gabled dormers. Wooden casements of 2, 4, 2
and 3 lights on first floor, and 4 and 3-lights on ground floor. The
casements to left on each floor are flanked by blocked mullioned sidelights.
C20 gabled half timbered porch to centre right with plank and stud door.
Outshot to left, red brick on ground floor with casement window, exposed
studwork over. Right return with doubled wall plate (roof raised). Catslide outshot to rear of timber on brick base. Interior: structurally 2 builds.
The right hand section older and orientated north-south, with double wave
moulded beams; dragon beam now truncated, indicating cutting back of facade
to align with east-west C16 extension. The doubled wall plate to this older
wing points to alteration of roof structure to provide single hipped roof
over whole rebuilt building. Doubled main ports and scarfed plates join the
2 builds. Stack with large ground floor inglenook to C16 hall with simple chamfered beams. Ovolo and hollow chamfered mullioned windows, now facing
into outshot. Chamfered rear door surround, also now to outshot. Four
centred arched fireplaces with indented spandrels. Quarter log stairs,
especially to attic. Clasped purlin roof to C16 wing (earlier roof

Listing NGR: TQ8260740909

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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