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Ruffyn's Hill Farmhouse and Walls Projecting, Aldington

Description: Ruffyn's Hill Farmhouse and Walls Projecting

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 181632

OS Grid Reference: TR0717036011
OS Grid Coordinates: 607170, 136011
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0860, 0.9567

Location: Church Lane, Aldington, Kent TN25 7EF

Locality: Aldington
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 7EF

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Listing Text

(north side)
4/47 Ruffyn's Hill
Farmhouse and
13.10.52 walls
House. C16 or earlier, altered early C17. Timber framed and clad with
red brick, in part in English bond, with some ragstone walling. Plain
tiled roof. Hall house plan in origin. Two storeys on plinth
(ragstone to rear) with hipped roof with gablets (half-hipped to left)
with stack clusters to left and projecting and offset to end right.
Two tripartite wooden casements, with segmental heads on ground floor,
and 6 panelled door in gabled porch, with semi-circular fanlight to
centre right. Two storeyed C17 gabled porch to left, with diapered
brickwork and stone quoins, stone mullioned and transomed window and
plank and stud door in four centred arched doorway with label hood.
Projecting rear wings, part in ragstone, with four-centred arched
doorway and catslide outshot to main range. Interior: Cl7 reeded
beamed ceiling, oak panelling (similar to some now located in Aldington
parish church), plaster cornices, staircase and carved overmantel
reported. Projecting from front elevation to right a ragstone wall,
some 8 feet high and about 10 yards long, with brick surround to four
centred arched doorway. Red brick and ragstone wall projecting to left,
about 10 x 25 yards with blocked up arched opening, terminating in
red brick pier. The house was altered and enriched prior to his death
in 1639 by Humphrey Blechenden (panelling in Church said to be from
Ruffyn's Hill dated 1617). (See Hasted, VIII, 322; Igglesden, 13,
1919, 36).

Listing NGR: TR0716836013

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Source: English Heritage

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