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Barn Cottage, Boxley

Description: Barn Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 173568

OS Grid Reference: TQ7716357948
OS Grid Coordinates: 577163, 157948
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2931, 0.5396

Location: Boxley Road, Boxley, Kent ME14 3DN

Locality: Boxley
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME14 3DN

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Listing Text

(east side)

5/62 Barn Cottage


Barn, with added oasts, part subsequently converted to cottage
and stables, all but stables now a house. 4 bays of barn
late C16, fifth bay added to north in mid C18, oasts mid-to-
late C18, 2 north bays of barn converted to cottage very late
C18, stables created late C19. Timber framed, 2 north bays
tile hung with thick bands of plain and fishscale tiles, rest
weatherboarded, with plain tile roof. 5 timber-framed bays
parallel to road and 2 oasts added, parallel to each other,
at right angles to rear of 2 south end bays. Front elevation
(west):- 2 storeys, roof hipped at right end with gablet.
Rear stack at left end. Tile-hung area has one recessed 2-
light casement at right end of first floor. Double barn doors
off-centre to right with 2 C20 square glazed lights, and single
door with square glazed light adjacent to left. Smaller
double doors in first floor above ground-floor double doors.
Oast to rear at right end has stables in ground floor with
hatches and casements above. Both oasts have hipped roofs.
Interior: roofs, beams and posts exposed. In right oast,
evidence of internal kiln and rare survival of part of stud
and plaster partition between plenum chamber and unheated
part of oast. Left oast has unique arrangement of girder
and joists set diagonally. Original barn roof has clasped
purlins with reducing principal rafters, cambered collars,
and rare evidence for unbraced crown strut to centre of collar.
No windbraces. (Mr. P. Lambert, unpublished analysis).

Listing NGR: TQ7716357948

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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