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Pikefish Cottages West Pike Fish Farm House, Yalding

Description: Pikefish Cottages West Pike Fish Farm House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174977

OS Grid Reference: TQ6942647361
OS Grid Coordinates: 569426, 147361
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2003, 0.4237

Location: Pikefish Lane, Yalding, Kent ME18 6BH

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

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Listing Text

TQ 64 NE
(West side)
3/169 Nos. 3 and 4 West
Pikefish Cottages
(formerly listed
as West Pike Fish
Farm House)

Farmhouse, now house pair. C15, with late C16 and later alterations.
Timber framed. Ground floor red brick in Flemish bond. Exposed framing
with rendered infilling to first floor. Plain tile roof. Open hall of
three timber-framed bays, 2 of which survive, with storeyed bay to left
end. 2 storeys and garret, on brick plinth. Underbuilt gable-end jetty
to left. High midrail to left hall bay. Present right (formerly central)
hall bay slightly shorter than left, and superficially subdivided by
principal post. Pair of arch braces to first floor of left end bay, and one
to right hall bay. Roof gabled to left, half-hipped with gablet to right.
Projecting C16 brick stack with offsets, towards rear of gable end, and
later projecting brick stack towards front. Gable end stack to right.
Irregular fenestration of 3 windows; one six-light diamond mullion window
to centre of left end bay, and two three-light casements. Door with four
flush panels towards centre of left bay, and plain door to right end of
right bay. Rear lean-to. Interior: exposed framing. Broad, close-set
axial joists to left end bay, morticed for axial partition. Moulded and
brattished left end-of-hall beam, morticed for spear towards rear.
Broadly-spaced studding under beam, morticed for bench. Doubly hollow-
chamfered central-truss posts. Cambered hollow-chamfered tie-beam of
large scantling, with hollow-chamfered arch braces, and broach stops.
Moulded octagonal crown post. Similar truss to present right gable end,
but with plain crown post. Plain left end-of-hall crown post. Cambered
hollow-chamfered cross-tie with doubly hollow-chamfered principal posts,
to first floor of left end bay. Diamond mullion hall window, with rebated
rectangular King mullion, under rear wall-plate of left hall bay. Hollow-
chamfered rear doorway to left end of same bay (to non-extant stair turret?).
Evidence for probable (but unusually-placed) front and rear doorways to
present right end. Moulded four-centred-arched fireplace bressumer to left
end bay. Plain later "tie-beam" and pegged stud partition towards left
end of left hall bay. Hollow-chamfered cross-beam and chamfered joists to
inserted hall floor. Comparatively extensive wall-painting to posts and
plaster of left end bay on first floor; red and white patterning, posies
of flowers to plates, and a grey-blue and yellow-ochre design incorporating
stylised roses.

Listing NGR: TQ6942647361

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Source: English Heritage

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