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Maynard's Farmhouse, Tenterden

Description: Maynard's Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 179661

OS Grid Reference: TQ9015833068
OS Grid Coordinates: 590158, 133068
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0654, 0.7126

Location: B2080, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7DE

Locality: Tenterden
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN30 7DE

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Listing Text

The following building:-

(north east side)

16/142 Maynard's Farmhouse


shall be upgraded to Grade II* (star) and the description shall read:-

Farmhouse. Late C14 service wing to north west, the original open hall at
right angles to the south west demolished c1590 when a new parlour wing was erected which heightened the earlier roofline and incorporated, to the
extreme south west, a probably resited house ofc1480, which is separately
framed and shows a coved jetty on the outside of the house. A further 2-
storey addition was made to the north west c1590 ofwhich only the frame to
the side of the massive chimneystack remains. The structure was replaced
by an early C20 1-storey structure. Until this century a further wing
existed to the south east, creating a half-H plan. Timber-framed with some plastered panels, some replaced in the C20 with cement. Old tiled roof with
3 large late C16 chimneystacks, one to north west end, one to south west
end and one to rear. Frame has midrail and although most of the windows to
the front are early C20 casements with leaded lights, many of the original
window openings survive. Front has C20 framed porch with gabled tiled roof
on brick base. Rear door is early C19 6-pamelled door under flat hood on
iron brackets in brick projection. The late C14 service wing has curved
bracing and intact roof with smoke-blackening, octagonal crownpost with 2 downbraces and some treads of a solid oak staircase. One door retains
leather washers of c1400, an extremely rare survival. Internal framing and
smoke-blackening in roof suggests there was a smoke bay before the chimney
stack was inserted in the late C16. Kitchen has open fireplace with
cupboard to right with H-hinge and wooden plank draught excluder. Shutter
groove to C14 house by chimney. Brick floor. Room at back of kitchen has
bread ovens. Service wing retains newel post only of late C16 staircase.
Circa 1590 Parlour wing has large room with moulded ceiling beams, since subdivided, a master bedroom with very fine carved bressumer dated 1590
with the further carving "E R 33" and carving of grapes and decorated
spandrels. A blocked in entrance to the right side may be the entrance to
a former garderobe. Original floorboards. Intact roof with collar beam and windbraces, angled queen struts and staggered purlins. Circa 1480 wing has framing which is unusual for Kent and may have been transported from another site. One room has traces of painted panels of geometrical shapes beneath
the plaster. The house appears in an Inventory of 1586 when the house
belonged to Thomas Hatch, a farmer and merchant. The c1590 improvements may
have accommodated business premises as well as living accommodation.


(North East Side)

Maynard's Farmhouse
TQ 93 SW 6/142


A C16 timber-framed and plastered house of truncated half-H plan. 2 storeys.
Tiled roof with massive brick stacks. The rear has 2 reset mediaeval
corbels. 3 modern casements and 5 original window openings with leaded
lights. Modern left side hipped porch.

Finchden Manor with gatepiers & garden wall & stables. & Maynard's Farmhouse,
with Priory Farmhouse (on south-west side of Appledore Road) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9015833068

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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