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The Barracks, East Malling and Larkfield

Description: The Barracks

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 179370

OS Grid Reference: TQ6939556552
OS Grid Coordinates: 569395, 156552
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2829, 0.4276

Location: 216 Well Street, East Malling, Kent ME19 6JW

Locality: East Malling and Larkfield
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME19 6JW

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Listing Text

TQ 6956
(west side)
The Barracks

- II*

Farmhouse, now house. Circa 1380-1400 with solar wing of circa 1450. Exposed
timber-framing with plaster infilling and many carved braces on random rubble
plinth. Plain tiled roof, hipped to left, with off-ridge stack to rear at right
and large end stack with projecting brick and rubble breast to left. Return
gabled wing to right with jetty on joists and end brackets over ground floor. C16
decorated barge boards, cusped and with pair of owls moulded under apex.
2 storeys; irregular fenestration of 4 windows on both floors, mullioned windows,
some original mullions with metal-framed windows in front of the mullions.
Boarded door slightly off-centre to left with arched entrance and moulded
spandrels. Extensions to rear, including that behind solar partly added c.1970.
Interior: Ground floor: 3 2-centred service arches. Central hall wall posts
moulded. Chamfered fireplace bressumer, flanked by pair of moulded C16 doorcases
from demolished house in Leeds, Kent, leading into parlour. Stone 4-centred
arched fireplace surround in parlour. Collar-purlin roof with moulded brown-post
on moulded arch brace over former hall. Solar with moulded crown-post on moulded
arch brace and 4-centred arched moulded stone fireplace surround.

Listing NGR: TQ6939556552

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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