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Barns at Westenhanger Manor, Stanford

Description: Barns at Westenhanger Manor

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 175680

OS Grid Reference: TR1224937198
OS Grid Coordinates: 612249, 137198
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0948, 1.0298

Location: Stone Street, Stanford, Kent CT21 4HT

Locality: Stanford
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT21 4HT

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Listing Text

(West Side)

3/102 Westenhanger

Barns at
27.8.52 Westenhanger Manor


Two conjoined barns. C16, in two periods. Galleted ragstone; east-west,
range roughly coursed, north-south range evenly coursed in small blocks.
Plain tile roofs. East-west range, with second range running north from
east gable end, forming L-plan. East-west range: C16 or earlier. Chamfered
stone plinth dropped down with broach stops at doorways, and continued
along east gable end (visible from within second barn). No plinth to west
end of south elevation. Central buttress on chamfered plinth to west gable
end. Short section of roof at east end with higher ridge, abutting roof of
second range. 3 later un-dressed ventilation slits to north elevation.
Pointed-arched plain-chamfered upper window to gable end, and blocked plain-chamfered, probably pointed-arched opening towards base to south of buttress.
Asymmetrical south elevation has three small plain-chamfered stone windows;
one pointed-arched towards west end of plinth, and two 4-centred arched, one
towards centre and one to east end. Three 4-centred arched stone doorways
with broach stops; one, plain-chamfered, immediately east of west window,
one, moulded and with hoodmould, to west of centre, and one, plain-chamfered,
between central and east windows. Other, later, openings for doors, hatches
and ventilation, two with probably re-used stone jambs. North-south range:
later C16. South gable end flush with south face of first range. Higher,
and more slightly chamfered stone plinth, to south gable end only. North end
built out over stream with segmental arch over water. 2 small hollow-
chamfered rectangular window openings to each gable end. 2 projecting stone
porches to west and two to east, with hipped, gableted canopies jettied on
brackets from pendant posts. Later doorway to south gable end. Interior:
wall of east-west range becomes thinner above door-head level. Brick cross-
wall in header bond, probably inserted, to each side of moulded south
doorway. Floor, probably inserted, to east of moulded doorway. Roof of east-
west range only partly inspected. Staggered butt purlins (C18?) in short bay-
lengths to central section. C19 clasped-purlin roof to west end. 11-bay
hammer-beam roof to north-south range. Bevelled arch braces to hammer-beams
springing from pendant posts resting on dressed stone corbels. Hammer-posts
terminate in collars which carry queen-struts to higher collars. Two tiers
of aligned butt purlins, one with windbraces, below lower collars, and one
without windbraces just above upper collars. 6 common rafters to each bay,
morticed into purlins. Unusual roof, Scheduled Ancient Monument. See also
item 3/101.

Listing NGR: TR1224937198

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Source: English Heritage

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