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Parsonage Farmhouse, Yalding

Description: Parsonage Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174976

OS Grid Reference: TQ6878049743
OS Grid Coordinates: 568780, 149743
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2219, 0.4156

Location: Yalding, Kent ME18 6HB

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

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Listing Text

TQ 6949
(south side)
7/168 Parsonage

Farmhouse, now house. Mid C17, with mid C18 alterations, additions and
facade. Timber framed. Ground floor rendered to left, painted brick to
right, first floor clad with channelled, almost rusticated render. Left
gable end red and grey brick to ground floor, tile-hung above. Plain
tile roof. Central-entry plan of 5 timber-framed bays, with rear stair
turret. 2 tall storeys and garret. Continuous jetty with plain fascia-
board, returned to left on dragon beam. Ionic-modillioned eaves cornice.
Half-hipped roof. Formerly-projecting rear stacks to left and right,
that to left C17 red brick in English bond. Regular 3-window front of one
pair of twelve-pane sashes with central mullion towards each end, and one
central sixteen-pane sash, all with open boxes. Two canted ground-floor
bays, asymmetrically placed, each with twelve-pane bipartite sash, side
lights, moulded wooden cornice with Ionic modillions, and hipped plain
tile roof under jetty. Half-glazed door to right of centre. C17 tile-
hung rear stair turret towards centre. Two-storey mid C18 rear addition
to right, adjoining stair turret and projecting further to right than main
range, with red and grey brick ground floor in Flemish bond, tile-hung
first floor and plain tile roof. One leaded two-light rear casement to
each floor of addition towards left, and slightly projecting red and grey
brick stack to rear towards right. Right side of addition has one bi-
partite sash and one casement with segmental head. Brick lean-to with
slate roof to right gable end of main range, running back to the addition.
Red brick rear lean-to to main range to left of stair turret. Interior:
rear principal posts of large scantling, with long shaped jowls. C17
timber-framed cross partition framed with two panels to storey, to right
end of second timber-framed bay from left on first floor, and another half
way along fourth bay (aligned with right side of stair turret), originally
forming one two-bay and two 1 1/2-bay rooms. Staggered butt purlin roof with
collars but no queen struts. Stair turret, spanning central first-floor
room, has gunstock-jowled posts, framing of large scantling with tension
braces, and three-light ovolo-moulded mullion window towards attic. Open-
well staircase with moulded handrail, turned balusters, and chamfered newels
with shaped finials. Mid C18 panelled doors, moulded skirting-board to
left ground-floor room, and moulded cornices. Boxed C18 vertically-sliding
shutters to bay window. C18 fireplace to right ground-floor room. C18
fittings to rear addition, and 1762 scratch date on rear window. Brewhouse:
attached to rear right corner of C18 addition. Mid C18. Single storey,
red and grey brick, with brick plinth, dentilled eaves cornice, and
pyramidal plain tile roof. Flush red and grey brick rear stack. One three-
light leaded casement with segmental head to front only. Door towards left
end of front elevation, communicating with house via single-storey brick
lobby. Interior retains C18 and C19 fittings, including lead pump dated
1767 TWR, shallow sink and brick floor. Large brick fireplace with cambered
head, smoking hooks, bread oven, and adjoining copper-stand. Roof with
cross and axial tie-beam, king post strutted to side purlins, and dragon
ties to corners. The Brewhouse is a relatively unusual survival in this

Listing NGR: TQ6878049743

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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