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Great Tilden Farmhouse, Marden

Description: Great Tilden Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174786

OS Grid Reference: TQ7486247664
OS Grid Coordinates: 574862, 147664
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2014, 0.5016

Location: Tilden Lane, Marden, Kent TN12 9AY

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/123 Great Tilden


Farmhouse, now house. C15 or early C16, late C16 or early C17, C18
and mid C19. Left wing red brick in Flemish bond. Ground floor of
central section red brick in stretcher bond, first floor
pebbledashed, with applied studding. Ground floor of right return
weatherboarded, first floor pebbledashed. Plain tile roof. Central
section comprises one timber-framed bay, morticed for axial
subdivision and possibly the storeyed right end bay of a non-extant
open hall. Single bay added to right in late C16 or early C17, and
extended to rear by approximately one bay in late C17 or C18. C19
wing built to left side of central section and area between the two
wings to rear infilled. 2 storeys. Bracketed jetty to front of
central section. Left wing gabled to front with higher eaves and
lower ridge than main range. Main range roof hipped to right, hip
returning to rear. Brick ridge stack between central section and left
wing. Projecting late C16 or early C17 stack to front elevation,
spanning right end of central section and left end of added right
bay, with galleted stone base set on galleted stone plinth and with
three diagonally-set red and grey brick flues on brick plinth. Red
and grey brick bread oven in English bond added to right side of
stack, spanning rest of added right bay, with first floor built out
and tile-hung with small front gable, above it. Irregular
fenestration of 2 windows; one recessed 16-pane sash with splayed
painted voussoirs to gable end of left wing and one three-light
casement to left of stack. Ribbed door to left end of central
section. Interior: exposed framing. Gunstock-jowled posts, tension
braces, broadly-spaced close-studding and mortices for diamond
mullion windows to central section. Four-centred-arched hollow-
chamfered stone fireplace with shields to spandrels, to ground floor
of added right bay, with blocked stone fireplace to first floor
above. Plain brick fireplace to front of ground-floor of central
section. Rear right bay has chamfered axial beam and joists, and
brick and Bethersden marble flag floor. Re-roofed in C20.

Listing NGR: TQ7486247664

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Source: English Heritage

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