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Cattle Shed and Pig Sties Immediately South East of the Threshing Barn at Rumshed Farm, Hildenborough

Description: Cattle Shed and Pig Sties Immediately South East of the Threshing Barn at Rumshed Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179648

OS Grid Reference: TQ5512951792
OS Grid Coordinates: 555129, 151792
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2442, 0.2211

Location: Hildenborough, Kent TN15 0SB

Locality: Hildenborough
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN15 0SB

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Listing Text

TQ 55 SE
2/214 Cattle shed and pig sties
immediately south east of
the threshing barn at Rumshed


Cattle shed and pig sties. Probably mid C19. Timber construction cattle shed
with brick walls; peg-tile roof; brick pig sties.

Plan: On a west east axis. An ingeniously-planned dual purpose building.
The north-facing 6-bay open-fronted cattle shed is 2 bays deep with a feeding
passage at the rear (south). The feeding passage roof is continued as a pent
roof to a -set of 6 pig pens adjoining the cattle shed on the south side. The
middle posts of the 2 centre bays of the cattle shed have been removed and the
stall partitions no longer exist although their position can be determined by
redundant mortises.

Exterior: Single storey. 6 open-fronted bays to the north elevation divided
by timber posts on short brick piers, with concave braces from the posts to
the wallplate. To the rear (south) the gabled roof has sprocketted eaves over
the feeding passage and is extended beyond as a pent roof to the pig sties,
the wallplate supported on brick piers at the north ends of the dividing walls
of the pig sties.

Interior: The cattle shed has a very neatly-carpentered interior. The middle
row of posts are braced 2 ways to the tie beams, the outer posts braced 3
ways, twice to the wall-plate and once to the tie beams. Clasped purlin
collar rafter roof construction with a ridge board and raking struts, the
carpentry fixed with a mixture of pegs and nails. Original brick mangers
intact. These have a timber trim and recesses for timber tethering posts.

A good example of a well-made and carefully-planned C19 farmbuilding. Part of
a good farmstead group at Rumshead Farm, formerly called St Julians Farm. The
parish and district boundary runs through the farmhouse, part of which is 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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