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Kenward Farmhouse, Yalding

Description: Kenward Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174944

OS Grid Reference: TQ6926351007
OS Grid Coordinates: 569263, 151007
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2331, 0.4231

Location: Kenward Road, Yalding, Kent ME18 6AG

Locality: Yalding
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME18 6AG

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Listing Text

TQ 65 SE & 6950
(West side)
1 & 6/143
Kenward Farmhouse

Farmhouse, formerly cottages, now house. Late C16, with late C18 or early
C19 alterations. Timber framed. Ground floor chequered red and grey
brick. Exposed framing with rendered infilling to first floor. Plain tile
roof. L-plan: front range of 3 timber-framed bays, that to left longer;
rear return wing to left, of 2 timber-framed bays and stack bay. Originally
no direct communication between front range and wing on first floor, and
apparently none on ground floor. 2 storeys and garret. Continuous jetty
to front range, returned to left, and underbuilt in C18 or early c19. Exposed
first-floor close-studding of relatively light scantling, with ogee tension
brace to left and straight tension brace towards centre. Similar studding
to wing, but with brick infilling to ground floor. Front range gabled, left
gable with moulded pendant, and plain bargeboards projecting slightly on
scrolled brackets. Wing roof hipped to rear. Multiple red and grey brick
ridge stack to front end of wing, and slender projecting red and grey brick
stack to right gable end of front range. Irregular fenestration of two
paned three-light casements. Similar windows with shallow bracketed hoods
to ground floor. Blocked window with pegged cill under eaves to right end
of central bay. Left side of wing has one four-light casement and one
blocked three-light mullioned window. Two blocked diamond mullion first-
floor windows to rear of front range. Central panelled door to front range,
with blocked doorway to right of it. Rear lean-to in angle between front
range and wing. Interior: exposed framing. Ground floor of front range
has off-centre former passage to right half of central bay (behind blocked
front door), flanked on left side by chamfered plank-and-muntin partition
and on right side by beam morticed for stud partition with possible evidence
for pair of doorways towards centre. Axial beam to passage. Right end
room has central axial beam morticed for partition. Left end room (orignally
1 1/2 timber-framed bays) has chamfered cross beam and dragon beam. Moulded
four-centred-arched stone fireplace with hollow spandrels, and bread oven
with iron door, to rear of left bay. Fireback dated 1588 and said to have
been uncovered with fireplace. Rear wing has blocked fireplace, chamfered
axial beams and bevelled joists. First floor of front range originally
had one two-bay room with chamfered beams to left, and one single-bay room
to right. Panelled doors. Main range and wing each have clasped-purlin roof
with diminishing principal rafters, windbraces, and no queen struts.
Intermediate collars to front range. Formerly known as Kenwood Farm Cottages.

Listing NGR: TQ6926351007

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Source: English Heritage

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