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Description: The Old Farmhouse, Style Place
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179494
OS Grid Reference: TQ6460149045
OS Grid Coordinates: 564601, 149045
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2169, 0.3555
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HADLOW COURT LANE
TQ 64 NW
6/58 The Old Farmhouse, Style Place
Farmhouse. Early/mid C17 (possibly older in parts), refurbished in the early
C18, some late 019 work and some circa 1980 modernisation. Front of C18
Flemish bond red brick with decorative use of burnt headers, rest is timber-
framed and where it has not been underbuilt with C18 or C19 brick it is clad
with peg-tile. Ragstone footings show to the outer rear block. Brick stacks
and chimneyshafts, the main stack with its original staggered chimneyshaft.
Plan and Development: L-plan farmhouse. The main block faces north west. it
has a lobby entrance 4-room plan. Central entrance in front of large axial
stack serving back-to-back fireplaces. To left (north east) is the parlour.
A corridor was inserted across the front of the parlour in the early C18 from
the lobby entrance to the unheated left end room and winder stair. To right
(south west) is the former kitchen (now used as a sitting room). The right
end room was refurbished in the late C19 when a passage was put through from
the end to the kitchen, a straight flight stair built into the passage, an end
stack inserted which served the end room and a new single-storey office built
on the end. A double rear block projects at right angles to rear of the left
end made up of 2 parallel ranges. Both ranges are basically one-room in plan.
the outer (south western) range is early/mid C17. The other range is C18 or
C19; its lateral stack is C19. It was converted to a kitchen circa 1980.
Garden Cottage projects forward from the front left end. It is late C19 and
was modernised and extended circa 1980.
House is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace and lean-to outshot on left
Exterior: Regular but not symmetrical 4-window brick front. The circa 1980
uPVC windows with glazing bars occupy the original openings most of which have
gauged brick heads. The front doorway is a little left of centre and contains
a C19 part-glazed 6-panel door, panelled reveals and doorcase, a false
fanlight and flat hood on shaped consoles. The roof is hipped to left and
carried down over the outshot (this end hidden behind Garden Cottage) and is
half-hipped to right. Rear is tile-hung at first floor level and includes a
variety of C19 and C20 windows. Twin rear block roofs are half-hipped. On
the outer rear block some of the frame is exposed at ground floor level. It
has rags tone footings and is nogged with early brick.
Interior: Where carpentry is exposed it is mostly plain and sturdy, and
probably C17 in date. Both the outer rear block and the former kitchen have
plain chamfered axial beams. The end room alongside the kitchen and the
former parlour were refurbished in the C19 and C18 respectively and no
carpentry is exposed. The left end room (next to the parlour) has a chamfered
and step-stopped axial beam which was once the headbeam of a partition. The
chamber over the former parlour has a chamfered and scroll-stopped axial beam.
The stair this end is early C18 or even earlier; a winder stair with a
handrail at first floor level fixed to the newel post which has a facetted
Parts of the framing are exposed on the first floor particularly at the
parlour end. Here the outer walls and crosswalls are large-framed and the end
wall includes a blocked window with diamond mullions. The 2-bay roof over the
parlour end is carried on tie-beam trusses with clasped side purlins. This is
probably early/mid C17 and the gable-end truss of the outer rear block show
that the roof there was similar before it was rebuilt in the c20. The roof
over the kitchen end of the main block is early C18; tie-beam trusses with
butt purlins. The roof over the later rear block is inaccessible.
Style Place Farmhouse is an attractive former farmhouse set in the middle of a
C19 brewery complex, the buildings of which are also listed.
Listing NGR: TQ6469948957
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Source: English Heritage
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