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Description: Iden Farm
Date Listed: 25 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174495
OS Grid Reference: TQ7817350871
OS Grid Coordinates: 578173, 150871
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2292, 0.5505
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BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA HEATH ROAD
TQ 75 SE (North side)
1/34 Iden Farm
Farmhouse, now house. C16, with later C16 and C18 alterations. Restored
1985-6. Timber framed. Ground floor evenly-coursed galleted stone. Exposed
framing with rendered infilling to first floor. First floor of right gable
end tile-hung. Plain tile roof. 4 timber-framed bays, 3 to left (north) relatively narrow. 2 storeys, on stone plinth. C18 close-studding of thin scantling with straight tension braces. Underbuilt gable-end jetty to right. Roof hipped to left with gablet, half-hipped to right. Multiple brick ridge
stack to second timber-framed bay from left. Irregular fenestration of 4 casements; one 2-light to each of 2 left bays and right end bay, one 4-
light to second bay from right. Pegged cills to the 2 outer windows.
Boarded door to left of right end bay, in stone, timber and brick porch
with hipped plain-tile roof. Galleted stone rear lean-to.
Interior: exposed framing. Gunstock-jowled posts, some of relatively heavy scantling. Arch-braced tie-beam and apparently integral first-floor
partition to truss adjoining north side of stack, and another to truss
between south-central and south end bays. Mortices for unbraced partition
to truss immediately to south of stack. No subdivision between stack and
south gable end on ground floor. Stairs between stack and front wall. East
half of north end bay entirely occupied by rear of stack. Fireplace to
east half of north-central bay with chamfered bressumer and chamfered stone
jambs with masons mark and inset initialled MN. Mortices for diamond
mullion window to each floor of north gable end. Roof possibly rebuilt in
later C16 or C17, trusses not matched to tie-beams, clasped purlins with windbraces and diminishing principal rafters.
Listing NGR: TQ7817350871
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