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Threshing Barn at Rumshed Farm, Seal

Description: Threshing Barn at Rumshed Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 January 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 179645

OS Grid Reference: TQ5511651806
OS Grid Coordinates: 555116, 151806
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2443, 0.2210

Location: Sevenoaks Weald, Kent TN15 0SB

Locality: Seal
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN15 0SB

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Listing Text

TQ 55 SE
2/211 Threshing barn at Rumshed Farm
16.1.75 (formerly listed as Barn and
Outbuilding to west of
St Julian's Farmhouse)


Threshing barn. Probably C18. Framed construction on a stone sill, clad with
weatherboarding; peg-tile roof; south east outshut concrete block.

Plan: 5-bay threshing barn on an east west axis with opposed full-height
doorways to the threshing floor in the centre, the north doorway preserving
its original porch. Outshuts flank the north porch, outshut at the east end
and one on the south side, east of the door. The south doors were destroyed
by the 1987 hurricane.

Exterior: Single storey. The roof is gabled at the west end where the barn
adjoins a granary and hipped at the east end where it is swept down over an
outshut. The south elevation is blind to the left of the threshing doorway.
To the right the roof sweeps down as a catslide over a concrete block outshut
with a pair of stable doors. The north elevation has a deep porch with a
hipped roof in the centre flanked by outshuts with catslide roofs, each
outshut with one door and one window, one of the windows with shutters.

Interior: Clasped purlin collar rafter roof of 5 bays with intermediate
birdsmouth ties. There are queen struts above the tie-beam and concave braces
between the wall posts and tie beams, some of these braces no longer exist and
others have been replaced with straight braces. There is a single tier of
upward curving wind braces below the clasped purlins. The wall framing is of
large scantling with convex down braces, one only to each bay.

The threshing barn is still in use as a farmbuilding and forms a good
farmstead group with other agricultural buildings and Rumshed Farmhouse. The
farm has changed its name from St Julian's Farm to Rumshed Farm since 1975.
The parish and district boundary runs through the farmhouse, which is partly
in Sevenoaks District.

Listing NGR: TQ5661249320

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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