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Description: Home Farmhouse
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286489
OS Grid Reference: TM2457357693
OS Grid Coordinates: 624573, 257693
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1718, 1.2828
HOO (Off) CHIMER'S LANE
TM 25 NW
4/75 Home Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C16. Timber framed with colourwashed render and a slate roof,
originally thatched. Baffle-entry 3-cell plan. Two storeys and attic.
Entrance front: C19 or C20 gabled porch doorway at right with a C20 six-
panel door in line with the screens passage. To right of this is a 2-light
C19 casement and to left of it are a 4-light and a 3-light casement. To
the first floor are two 3-light casements and a 2-light and a single-light
window combined within one frame and divided by a king mullion. To the
ridge at left of centre is a stack of 2 flues which has been partially
rebuilt in the C19. The right hand gable end: a further stack with a
ground floor window to its right and an outshut of C20 brick at right
again. Left hand gable end: early/mid-C19 bow window at ground floor level
with 2-light windows to centre, left and right. Single-light attic window
above. Rear: C20 outshut to the whole of the ground floor and random
fenestration to the first floor.
Interior: Kitchen: remnants of a screens passage, the panelled screen
still intact with mortice holes to an axial and a cross-axial beam
indicating the position of the walls of the service rooms. Hall: massive
ceiling beam supported on jowled wall posts with chamfered edges and die-
out end stops and one blocked window with diamond-section mullions.
Massive hearth. Winder staircase rising from the lobby entry, formerly at
the rear of the house. Similar beams to the further ground floor room.
Close studding, reversed arched braces and jowled wall posts to the first
floor with heavily cambered tie beams. One portion of the hall now divided
off to form a passageway. Wall plate and an arched brace showing to first
floor with close-studding to the dividing walls.
Listing NGR: TM2457357693
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