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Description: Bossenden Farmhouse
Date Listed: 21 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 176699
OS Grid Reference: TR0882959657
OS Grid Coordinates: 608829, 159657
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2977, 0.9941
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TR 05 NE DUNKIRK LONDON ROAD
5/95 Bossenden Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17 and mid C19. Red brick, in English bond on rear wing, and
plain tiled roof. C17 wing with C19 front elevation. Two storeys with
corbelled eaves to hipped roof with stack to rear. Regular fenestration of
3 glazing bar sashes on first floor, 2 on ground floor and central half
glazed and panelled door with flat hood on brackets. Rear wing: 2 storeys
and half-hipped roof with half-hipped extensions to left and stacks to left
and rear centre. Loft doors to left and in extension, and irregular
fenestration of glazing bar sash and wood casement. Door of 6 raised and
fielded panels to right and boarded doors to left. Single storey service
wings attached to left and right, mainly C19, but with extensive evidence of
C17 brickwork. Interior: fine moulded beams to interior of C17 wing. John
Nichols Thom, alias Sir William Courtenay lodged here prior to the Battle
of Bossenden Wood, May 31st 1838, culmination of the Courtenay Riots in
which Courtenay (the New Messiah) and 8 followers were shot by the military.
Listing NGR: TR0882959657
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Source: English Heritage
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