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Description: Babylon Farmhouse
Date Listed: 11 August 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 174125
OS Grid Reference: TQ8027746012
OS Grid Coordinates: 580277, 146012
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1849, 0.5782
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SUTTON VALENCE BABYLON LANE
TQ 84 NW
Farmhouse. First half of C17, with C19 alterations. Timber
framed. Ground floor clad with painted brick. First floor of
main range weatherboarded, first floor of left wing tile-hung.
Plain tile roof. 3 timber-framed bays, with short C19 two-
storeyed wing projecting forwards from left end bay. 2 storeys
on stone plinth. Roof has slightly lower ridge to right of
stack. Brick ridge stack to left end of right bay, with smaller
flue in lean-to behind. Irregular fenestration of 3 casements;
one 2-light to C19 wing, and two 3-light to main range.
Boarded door in C19 painted brick lean-to against junction with
C19 wing. Rear lean-to to right bay only. 2-storey extension
of 1980s to rear excluded. Interior: exposed framing. Cut
jowls. Ogee chamfer-stops to beams. Mortices for frieze
window of at least 4 lights with moulded and subsidiary mullions
to rear wall of central ground floor room. Inglenook fireplace
to central room. Broad fireplace straddling right end bay and
lean-to with chamfered stone jambs with vase stops. Clasped
purlin roof with diminishing principal rafters, curved wind-
braces, queen-struts to collars, and intermediate collars.
Right bay of roof rebuilt in late C18 or C19.
Listing NGR: TQ8027746012
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Source: English Heritage
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