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Barnes Street Farmhouse, Hadlow

Description: Barnes Street Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179543

OS Grid Reference: TQ6470848111
OS Grid Coordinates: 564708, 148111
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2085, 0.3566

Location: Three Elm Lane, Hadlow, Kent TN11 0LD

Locality: Hadlow
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 0LD

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Listing Text

TQ 64 NW
6/107 Nos 1 and 2 Barnes Street
- Farmhouse


Farmhouse, divided into 2 cottages. Late C15/early C16 origins, largely
rebuilt and rearranged in the late C17, various late C19 alterations and
additions, probably associated with the subdivision of the farmhouse. The
main block is timber-framed but ground floor level underbuilt with Flemish
bond brick, white-washed on the front, framing above clad with weatherboards
on the front and peg-tile on other sides; extensions in Flemish bond brick;
brick stacks and chimneyshafts, original staggered chimneyshafts to main
block; peg-tile roof.

Plan: Former farmhouse is set back from the lane and faces north north west,
say north. The main block has a 3-room lobby entrance plan. The right (west)
end room was probably the kitchen (with dairy outshot on the end), the centre
room the parlour and at the left end an unheated service room. Large axial
stack between parlour and kitchen serves back-to-back fireplaces. Main stair
is a straight flight to rear of the stack and from the parlour. Single storey
bakehouse with rear end stack to rear of former kitchen is probably C18.
Alongside it, and behind the main stair a 2-storey one-room plan service wing
with rear gable-end stack is probably C19. Late C19 parlour built in front of
former service room, its roof parallel with the main block and has a
projecting gable-end stack.

No 1 is the left hand cottage occupying the front parlour, the 2 main block
rooms left of the stack and the C19 rear service block. No 2, to right,
occupies the rest.

The main house is essentially late C17 but there is evidence at the left
(east) end of an earlier house, narrower than the late C17 house and jettied
on the west and south sides.

2 storeys with disused attics in the roofspace, single storey bakehouse to
rear and lean-to outshot on the right (west) end.

Exterior: 1:2-window front, including a couple of late C19 tripartite sashes
containing centre 4-pane sashes and a contemporary canted bay window to the
front parlour block containing a sash missing its glazing bars. The others
are C20 casements with glazing bars. Front doorway (used by No 2) is right of
centre and contains a C19 6-panel door under a flat hood. The main roof is
half-hipped to left and hipped to right where the pitch continues down over
the dairy outshot. The ridge at the right end returns back to a rear gable.
Rear has an irregular arrangement of mostly C20 casements except for the 2
first floor windows to rear of No 1 which are probably late C17 3-light
windows with flat-faced mullions and contain rectangular panes of leaded
glass. The east end wall of the main block has an unglazed dairy window at
ground floor level, a 12-pane sash to the first floor, and a loading hatch
doorway to the attics.

Interior: The only evidence showing of the C16 house is from the east end
service room (No 1), joists of large scantling with evidence of jetties. Most
of the carpentry detail in the rest of the house is hidden by later plaster
but the late C17 (and possibly earlier) structure is thought to be well-
preserved. All the fireplaces are blocked. The former kitchen (in No 2) and
chamber above have chamfered and scroll-stopped beams. Most of the joinery
detail is late C19 and C20 although the main stair (in No 1) is late C17;
square newel posts and turned balusters. Main block roof of collared tie-beam
trusses with staggered butt purlins.

Nos 1 and 2 Barnes Street Farmhouse is one of a good group of listed buildings
in the vicinity of Barnes Place (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TQ6459248116

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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