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Description: Rabbit's Cross Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174517
OS Grid Reference: TQ7851447381
OS Grid Coordinates: 578514, 147381
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1978, 0.5537
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BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA LOWER FARM ROAD
TQ 74 NE (South-West side)
2/53 Rabbit's Cross
Farmhouse. C15 or early C16, with C17 alterations. Timber framed, with plaster
infilling. Plain tile roof. Wealden with two roughly equal-length hall bays,
and storeyed end bays. 2 storeys and attic. Stone plinth to right end bay,
brick plinth to rest. Close-studded. Broad, low window-cill to left hall bay.
Right and left end bays jettied to front. Arch braces to flying wall-plate
and solid-spandrel bracket to central tie-beam end. Steeply-pitched hipped
roof. Multiple filleted red and grey brick stack in front slope of roof, to
left end of right hall bay, and slender brick stack within right lean-to. C17
2 1/2-storey close-studded rectangular bay window on chamfered painted stone base
to left hall bay, rising through eaves, with flying wall-plate removed in front
of it; gable jettied on shaped brackets, with moulded bressumer and with moulded
bargeboards and pendant. Leaded 3-light mullioned window to gable. Irregular
fenestration of 2 windows; one 8-light mullioned and transomed first-floor
window with moulded head and cill to C17 bay, with 2-light mullioned frieze
windows to flanking hall walls; and one 2-light paned casement to right end bay.
Blocked window to left end bay, and another to right hall bay. Small 4-light
mullioned window to left end bay on ground floor, and 2-light paned casement to
right end bay. Ground-floor window of C17 bay similar to first-floor, also with
2-light frieze windows. Boarded door in moulded 4-centred arched architrave with
hollow spandrels and with brattished moulding to midrail over, to right end of
right hall bay. Brick lean-to to right with applied studding to gable. Short
rear lean-to to left. Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: TQ7851447381
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Source: English Heritage
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