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Description: Buckwell Farmhouse
Date Listed: 27 November 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 181356
OS Grid Reference: TR0433548276
OS Grid Coordinates: 604335, 148276
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1972, 0.9232
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TR 04 NW BOUGHTON ALUPH CANTERBURY ROAD
5/8 Buckwell Farmhouse
Manor House in moated site. Circa 1500 with C17 and C18 cladding. Timber
framed, clad in red brick. Tiled roof. Entrance front: C17 brick facade,
English bond 2 storeys, the hipped end of a cross wing to left, and catslide
to right covering half a ruined way with portions of lost window openings
visible. 2 end stacks. Irregular 3 window front. C20 wood casements, the
left hand first floor window a shallow oriel corbelled out in brick. Central
door of 6 fielded panels and rectangular fanlight in pedimented porch.
North West or road front; C17 English bond red brick, plain tile roof. 2 storeys,
a brick plinth with blocked openings to cellar. The hipped roof ridge is higher
to left stepped down to right. 2 large front stacks, C18 brickwork, that to
right stands proud of the wall surface. Irregular fenestration of 2 windows.
C20 wood casement, except lower right which is C18 glazing bar sash, all in
C18 segment - headed openings. Interior; Stone cellar; late mediaeval, survives
at the junction of the two wings with blocked plain window opening and surviving
tunnel, connected with former drawbridge over float, now dry. Living room:
exposed solid spandrels to large tie beam, and fireplace of c.1500. Roses and
shields carved in spandrels and mantel, jambs moulded to half height, and carved
in mantel: "Thomas Moyleys the ryght honor".
Listing NGR: TR0425148266
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Source: English Heritage
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