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Birchley East Birchley Farmhouse Birchley West, Biddenden

Description: Birchley East Birchley Farmhouse Birchley West

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 August 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 180127

OS Grid Reference: TQ8452537196
OS Grid Coordinates: 584525, 137196
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1044, 0.6344

Location: Biddenden, Kent TN27 8DZ

Locality: Biddenden
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN27 8DZ

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Listing Text

5272 Birchley Farmhouse
(Birchley West)
Birchley East)
TQ 83 NW 3/114 16.8.62.
Birchley Farmhouse is a C16 timber-framed house originally called Barkley
and built by the Randolph family. The north front has close-studding with
plaster infilling. Its west end is recessed with its 1st floor oversailing
on the protruding ends of the floor joists and a gable over containing an
attic window. Bay of 2 tiers of 6 lights on the ground floor flanked by windows
of 3 lights. Similar oriel window with plastered cove beneath and minus the
flanking windows on the 1st floor. The attic window has 3 lights. The remaining
portion of the front has a projecting bay of 2 tiers of 7 lights on the ground
and 1st floor with a gable above over-sailing on brackets and containing an
attic window. Doorway in the left corner with a sloping hood supported on
brackets of carved figures. All the windows are casement windows with wooden
mullions and transoms and small diamond-shaped leaded lights. Tiled roof.
Clustered brick chimneystack. The west front is tile hung, the east front
faced with red brick on the ground floor and with weather-boarding above.
Modern wing added to the south. Birchley West and East are additions circa
1905 in red brick part tile hung but Birchley West contains part of the C17
wall painting.
The interior contains C16 panelling, and one room has wall painting probably
dating from the C17. One doorway has the date 1632 and the initials W R (William
Randolph) E R (his wife Elizabeth) and B R (his son Bernard) and one window
frame has 'Bernard Randolph 1610' scratched on it.

Listing NGR: TQ8452537196

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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