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Beckets Place, Barming

Description: Beckets Place

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 174436

OS Grid Reference: TQ7321553665
OS Grid Coordinates: 573215, 153665
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2558, 0.4809

Location: Riverside Park, Barming, Kent ME16 9NE

Locality: Barming
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME16 9NE

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Listing Text

(South Side)
25.7.52 Beckets Place

Farmhouse. C15, with C16 and C17 alterations. Timber framed, with plaster
infilling and plain tile roof. Open hall of one timber-framed bay, with
further very narrow bay or subdivision at south end, adjoining cross-passage.
Storeyed end bays, that to south end subdivided to contain undershot cross-
passage. Hall floored, probably with timber stack in the south end
subdivision, in C16 or early C17. Two storeys and garret, on painted stone
plinth. Close-studded. East elevation (Formerly rear, now front): north
gable end jettied. Underbuilt jetty to south gable end. First floor partly
rendered, with one arch brace to south end bay and one to cross-passage
subdivision. Roof half-hipped to south, hipped to north. Brick ridge stack
straddling south end of hall and cross-passage. Irregular fenestration of 3
windows; one 4-light diamond mullion window with pegged cill to south end
bay, one 4-light casement to hall, and one latticed casement with pegged cill
to north end bay. Tall blocked 5-light diamond mullion window towards centre
of hall; probably the north half of the C15 hall window. Ribbed door with
4-centred arched architrave to north end of south end bay, under open wooden
porch. Doorway with hollow spandrels to west end of cross-passage. Interior:
exposed framing. Moulded and brattished north end-of-hall beam with close-
studded partition under. Moulded and brattished spear with integral post and
panel under it, protruding from beam. Rebated principal posts to north end
of hall. Evidence for central "service" door or doors to south end room.
Chamfered axial beam and joists to inserted floor. Hall fireplace with
chamfered stone jambs and cambered wooden bressumer. C18 fireplace to south
side of stack, encroaching on cross-passage.

Listing NGR: TQ7321453710

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Source: English Heritage

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