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Description: Brattle Farmhouse
Date Listed: 25 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174560
OS Grid Reference: TQ7758242344
OS Grid Coordinates: 577582, 142344
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1528, 0.5378
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STAPLEHURST FIVE OAK LANE
TQ 74 SE (North side)
Farmhouse. Mid-to-late C16, with late C16 or early C17 addition and later
alterations. C19 facade. Timber framed. Ground floor painted brick.
First floor tile-hung with thick band of pointed fishscale tiles towards
base and five diamonds of fishscale tiles above. Right gable end weatherboarded
on both floors. Plain tile roof. Main range with principal room of 2 timber-
framed bays incorporating cross-passage to left, and formerly with further
timber-framed bay to left end. Stack bay to right of principal room. Bay to
right of stack bay possibly of same date or, probably, built or rebuilt slightly
later, and framed as a cross-wing. Main range formerly integrally roofed
with the cross-wing. Rear addition of one timber-framed bay, spanning
whole of principal room and either newly-built in the early C17 or removed at
about that time from left end of main range. 2 storeys. Underbuilt
continuous jetty beneath and to left of stack. Hipped roof. Multiple brick
ridge stack slightly to right of centre. Irregular fenestration of 4
casements; 3 two-light,and one single-light under stack. Ribbed and
boarded door to left end and another under stack. Lean-to to left in same
materials. Short timber-framed rear wing to left, weatherboarded on both
floors to right side, tile-hung to first floor to rear, with hipped roof.
Rear lean-to to rest of main range. Interior: exposed framing. Plank-and-
muntin partition, with beaded planks, to right side of rear wing, and
probably removed from grooved cross-beam to right side of cross-passage
when rear wing was built. Chamfered stone ground-floor fireplace to left
with cambered bressumer, and chamfered brick fireplace to first floor. Ovolo-
moulded beams to both floors of right end bay, and evidence for frieze
windows. Clasped purlin roof with windbraces. Cross-wing re-roofed,
possibly in C18. C17 newel to top of attic stairs in rear wing. Moated
Listing NGR: TQ7758242344
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