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Chainhurst Farmhouse, Marden

Description: Chainhurst Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174746

OS Grid Reference: TQ7309447947
OS Grid Coordinates: 573094, 147947
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2045, 0.4764

Location: Hunton Road, Marden, Kent TN12 9SX

Locality: Marden
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN12 9SX

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Listing Text

(east side)

1/87 Chainhurst

Farmhouse, now house. Late C16, with alterations and additions of
circa 1684, C19 and C20. Timber framed. Ground floor red and grey
brick, formerly painted, first floor rendered. First floor of rear
elevation close studded with rendered infilling. Rear stair turret
red and grey brick in English bond to ground floor, presently
exposed framing with straight bracing to first floor. Plain tile
roof. 6 timber-framed bays, third and fifth from left narrower than
rest. 2 storeys. Continuous jetty with boarded bressumer, underbuilt
jetty returned along left gable end on dragon beam. Eaves cornice of
Ionic modillions. Steeply-pitched roof, gabled to left, and hipped
to right with gablet. Projecting filleted red and grey brick stack
on moulded brick plinth set on galleted ragstone base, to left gable
end. Multiple red and grey brick stack towards right end, in fifth
timber-framed bay from left. Irregular fenestration of 5 casements;
two four-light to left, one two-light over door, and two four-light
flanking stack. Four canted bay windows on brick bases to ground
floor. One four-light diamond mullion window and one two-light
ovolo-moulded mullion to rear. Door of six fielded panels and
moulded architrave with frieze of Ionic modillions towards centre,
in third timber-framed bay from left. Late C17 single-bay addition
with brick ground floor, timber-framed first floor and hipped roof,
to left gable end behind stack. Late C17 stair turret in similar
style to left addition, to rear of second timber-framed bay from
left. Brick and rendered lean-to to right gable end. 2-storey C19
rear wing to right, ground floor red and grey brick, first floor
tile-hung. Interior: exposed framing. Right stack has plain brick
ground-floor fireplace to right side and chamfered stone fireplace
with vase chamfer stop and wooden bressumer to each floor to left
side. Fireplaces to left side of stack each surround a smaller late
C17 brick fireplace, that to ground floor elliptical, that to first
floor with bolection-moulded wood surround and moulded mantlepiece
and iron grate. C18 first-floor fireplace to right.Late C17 panelled
ground-floor room to left of stack, with pilasters to left wall,
doubly-corbelled panelled frieze, and with overmantle with two
octagonal panels between short pilasters. Open well staircase in
rear stair turret, with corkscrew balusters, moulded handrail, and
panel dated 1684 with initials. Moulded axial beam to left end
first-floor room. Gunstock-jowled posts. Altered clasped-purlin roof
with diminishing principal rafters, and windbraces. Clasped-purlin
common-rafter roof to rear stair turret.

Listing NGR: TQ7309447947

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Source: English Heritage

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