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Lower Knowle Hill Farmhouse, Ulcombe

Description: Lower Knowle Hill Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 174207

OS Grid Reference: TQ8589248958
OS Grid Coordinates: 585892, 148958
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2096, 0.6599

Location: Ulcombe, Kent ME17 1ES

Locality: Ulcombe
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 1ES

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Listing Text

TQ 84 NE
Lower Knowle Hill

Said to have been Rectory, now farmhouse. Mid C16 with C17
additions and mid C19 alterations. Timber framed. Front
elevation clad with alternate bands of plain and fishscale
tiles, right gable end weatherboarded. Plain tile roof.
6 timber-framed bays; second and third bays from left form
hall of 2 unequal-length bays with narrow smoke-bay to right
end of longer right bay. Left end bay of house formerly
subdivided. 2 storeys and garret on stone plinth. Cellar to
right end. Short C19 wing projecting to front at left end,
narrower C17 one to centre and narrow but longer C17 wing to
right end, forming irregular E-plan. 2 latter wings have eaves
jettied on curved and shaped brackets. All have thin close-
studding and waved bargeboards. Roof of C19 wing forms hip to
left end of main range. Tall multiple brick stack on moulded
plinth with corbelled top and base of circular upper flue, in
front slope of roof towards left end [in left bay of hall]
Multiple brick ridge stack to right end. Irregular fenestration
of 5 three-light casements; one to each outer wing, one to
central wing with returning side-lights; and one to either side
of central wing. Half-glazed door with stained glass in half-
glazed, gabled porch between left and central wings. Lean-to
to right. Short rendered 2-storey addition to rear half of
house to left. Interior: exposed timbers. C17 beams of heavy
scantling to both floors, some inserted. Ovolo-moulded mullion
windows. C17 turned balusters to landing. Moulded brackets to
ground-floor beams. Plain crown-posts to left half of house,
clasped purlin roof with diminishing principal rafters to right

Listing NGR: TQ8589248958

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Source: English Heritage

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