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Description: Home Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174780
OS Grid Reference: TQ7779846559
OS Grid Coordinates: 577798, 146559
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1906, 0.5430
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TQ 74 NE MARDEN STAPLEHURST ROAD
2/117 Home Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C16 with C17 and late C18 or early C19 alterations and
additions, and late C18 or early C19 facade. Timber framed.
Weatherboarded except part of ground floor of rear elevation, which
has red brick infilling between exposed bay posts. Plain tile roof. 2 1/2
bays of a C16 house framed parallel to road, and probably formerly
extending further to left. Broad C17 addition of 2 timber-framed bays
and stack bay, framed at right-angles to road, running towards road
from, and completely spanning, C16 section. Late C18 or early C19
range added along whole of long right (north) side, including right
gable end of C16 section. 2 storeys. Underbuilt jetty on moulded
brackets to road gable end of C17 section. Front (north) elevation:
brick plinth. Higher eaves than C16 and C17 sections. Weatherboarded
parapet with reeded cornice band, returned along whole of road
frontage. Hipped roof. Hipped roof to C17 section behind. C16 section
has even lower eaves and ridge, and weatherboarded gable flush with
rear elevation of house. Rear stacks to right and left of front
range. Multiple red and grey brick stack to right end of C17 section,
to right of centre of house. Regular 3-window front of 12-pane
sashes. 2 similar sashes to road return elevation. One two-light
first-floor casement to rear. Central door of six fielded panels with
rectangular fanlight, under corniced flat-roofed porch with reeded
columns. Door with flush panels under stack to rear. Interior:
exposed framing to C16 and C17 sections. C16 section has broad
joists, evidence for internal subdivisions, blocked four-light
diamond mullion ground-floor window to north gable end, gunstock-
jowled posts, and un-sooted sans-purlin collared common-rafter roof.
C17 section retains close-studded north wall and east (road) gable
end on ground floor, with blocked ovolo-moulded mullion windows under
former jetty and on first floor to south side of stack, and has
chamfered beams, brick fireplaces with bressumers also serving C16
section, blocked ground-floor doorway in north wall, and clasped-
purlin roof with diminishing principal rafters, windbraces and queen
struts. Panelled doors, reeded niches and architraves, fluted dado
rail, late C18 or early C19 fireplaces, and staircase with stick
balusters to front range.
Listing NGR: TQ7779846559
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Source: English Heritage
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