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Wierton Hall Farm Cottage, Boughton Monchelsea

Description: Wierton Hall Farm Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174529

OS Grid Reference: TQ7838549912
OS Grid Coordinates: 578385, 149912
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2205, 0.5531

Location: Wierton Lane, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent ME17 4JW

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

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Listing Text

TQ 74 NE (East side)

2/65 Wierton Hall
Farm Cottage


House, formerly cottages, now house. C15, with C16 and C17 alterations,
early C19 addition and C19 facade. Timber framed, clad with tarred weather-
boarding. Plain tile roof. Open hall of 2 unequal-length timber-framed bays,
with storeyed end bays, built at right-angles to road. Right hall bay and
front and rear of shorter left hall bay floored probably in C16. This
possibly allowed for an enclosed hearth area towards the centre of the left
hall bay on the ground floor, with the cross-passage retained behind it to
left. Probably no access between right hall bay and left end bay on first
floor, with left hall bay partitioned off. Cl7 masonry stack inserted across cross-passage, to rear of probable timber stack, or smoke bay, and left hall
bay opened up and re-floored at slightly lower level. Early C19 addition to
right,of 2 timber-framed bays and narrow central stack bay, with integral
rear lean-to. 1 1/2 storeys, on rendered plinth. Hipped roof, with slightly
lower ridge to right section. Multiple brick ridge stack to left end of left
hall bay and brick stack in rear slope of roof towards right end. Irregular fenestration of four windows; one small gabled 2-light eaves dormer towards centre of hall, one flat-roofed 2-light through dormer to right end bay, and
two flat-roofed 3-light and top-light through dormers to right addition.
Ribbed door towards left end. Blocked doorway under stack. Rear lean-to to
right section.
Interior: exposed framing. Inserted cross-beam immediately to right of
central truss, with 2 pegged posts beneath it indicating probable width of
timber stack. Heavy-scantling arch-braces to central truss. 4-light diamond mullion window to ground floor of former right gable end. Stack with one
tall plain stone to each jamb, and wooden bressumer. Roof said to have sans-purlin collared common rafters.

Listing NGR: TQ7838549912

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Source: English Heritage

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