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Date Listed: 14 February 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 310180
OS Grid Reference: SZ5787386697
OS Grid Coordinates: 457873, 86697
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6771, -1.1823
In the entry for NEWCHURCH FOXHOLE LANE
SZ 58 NE
1352-0/1/143 Kern Farmhouse
The address shall be amended to read
SZ 58 NE NEWCHURCH ALVERSTONE
SZ58NE FOXHOLE LANE
1352-0/1/143 Kern Farmhouse
Farmhouse, formerly farmhouse and cottage or brewhouse.
Right-hand part late C16 or early C17 altered in the early C18
and restored 1985. Former cottage late C17 linked by wooden 1
storey extension. Right-hand part built of stone rubble with
some brick dressings. Tiled roof with right-hand end square
brick chimneystack and off-central clustered chimneystack. 2
storeys and attics; 3:5 windows. Gable end has stone coping
with kneelers. 3 modern hipped dormers with casements to
attic. Triple casements to 1st floor in original window
surrounds, 2 stone, one brick. Further blocked original window
surround on 1st floor. Ground floor has one 3-light mullion to
left with keystone, a similar modern window in blocked-in
doorcase, a 16-pane early to mid C19 sash with cambered brick
head and to the right, 2 mid C19 sashes with verticals only
replacing a stone early C18 window surround with obtusely
pointed arch behind. Modern stone gabled porch. Deep plinth to
right-hand side. Dripmoulding linking 2 ground floor right
windows. Rear elevation has 1st floor triple mullioned window
and blocked double mullion on the ground floor. Other windows
are casements, some with brick dressings. Deep plinth.
Interior has late C16 or early C17 stone 4-centred arched
fireplace in parlour with flower on one spandrel and heart on
the other and early C18 fielded panelling with furniture rail.
Early C18 staircase. Roof has principal rafters and staggered
purlins. Chamfered beams with lamb's tongue stops. Rush light
mark. Attached by a stone single storeyed link block is a
former separate dwelling or brewhouse. Late C17 altered late
C20. Isle of Wight stone rubble with renewed tiled roof. 1
storey and attics 3 windows. 2 modern hipped dormers. Ground
floor has 2 modern casement windows with older brick
surrounds. Modern porch.
Interior has open fireplace with wooden bressumer and bread
oven. Ceiling beams have lamb's tongue stops. Partition walls
have some herringbone brick infill. Early C18 door. Manor held
by the King in 1086 and previously held by King Harold at the
time of the Norman invasion. Kern's proximity to the
demolished mansion of Knighton Gorges in Newchurch parish and
fine quality early C18 panelling suggest that it may have had
a higher status than a farmhouse; perhaps as a Dower House to
(WINTER CWR:Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight:189).
Listing NGR: SZ5787386697
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