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Martins Farmhouse, Boughton Monchelsea

Description: Martins Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 174497

OS Grid Reference: TQ7761950803
OS Grid Coordinates: 577619, 150803
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2288, 0.5425

Location: Park Lane, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent ME17 4JD

Locality: Boughton Monchelsea
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 4JD

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Listing Text

TQ 75 SE (South side)
Cock Street

1/36 Martins
Farmhouse and
25.7.52 Nos. 1 and 2
Park Lane
(formerly listed
as Martins Farm
House and Martins
Farm Cottages)


Farmhouse, now house row. C15, with C16 and C17 alterations. Restored
early C20. Timber framed with rendered infilling. Beaded weatherboarding
to rear of main range. Plain tile roof. Open hall of 2 roughly equal-
length timber-framed bays, with undershot cross-passage to left and with
storeyed end bays. Left hall bay floored in C16. Right hall bay partly
floored later in C16, possibly in two stages, forming smoke bay or stack
bay towards centre of former hall. Stone stack possibly inserted in same
position slightly later. Rear wing to right of approximately 4 timber-
framed bays (Nos. 1 and 2 Park Lane). 2 storeys. Coursed stone plinth. Lower
midrail to right end bay. Gable end jetty to right. Broadly-spaced studding.
Arch braces to first floor of both end bays and to ground-floor of right end
bay. Tension braces to right gable end. Flat boarded eaves soffits. Roof
hipped to left and, three-quarters hipped to right, with gablets. Slender
red brick stack to left lean-to. Multiple brick stack in front slope of roof
straddling two central bays, and brick stack in front slope of roof to left
end of right end bay. Irregular fenestration of four 3-light leaded casements,
the two to centre oriels, with rendered ogee bases. Ribbed door with flat
corniced and bracketed hood under central stack. Lean-to to left, slightly
set back. Nos. 1 and 2 Park Lane: (west elevation) exposed broadly-spaced
studding. 2 storeys and attic. Higher eaves than main range, carried across
the main range gable forming there a three-quarters hip. Roof hipped to
south. Filleted brick stack to junction of main range and wing. One hipped
dormer. 4 casements. 3 ribbed doors with flat bracketed hoods; one under
stack, one towards centre and one towards right end. Interior: only partly
inspected. Exposed framing. Moulded right end-of-hall beam. Plain crown-
post with foot braces to each end of hall, and plain crown-post with
chamfered base on axial tie-beam to left end bay. Painted first-floor stone
fireplace to left of stack and similar larger fireplace to ground floor.

Listing NGR: TQ7761950803

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Source: English Heritage

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