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Limes Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2245 / 51°13'28"N

Longitude: 0.2311 / 0°13'51"E

OS Eastings: 555889

OS Northings: 149619

OS Grid: TQ558496

Mapcode National: GBR MNR.57J

Mapcode Global: VHHPZ.YHJ5

Entry Name: Limes Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179587

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Hildenborough

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

HILDENBOROUGH MILL LANE (west side)
TQ 54 NE
5/153 Limes Farmhouse
-
GV II

Former farmhouse. Circa mid C17, possibly with an earlier core; C20
alterations including refenestration. Framed construction, underbuilt in
brick, painted white, first floor tile-hung on the front elevation, plastered
on the north elevation; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.

Plan: The house faces east and is an approximate U plan with 2 parallel
blocks on a west-east axis with a linking block at right angles between them.
The details of the plan form and development of the building were unclear on
survey (1988) as access to the interior was not available. The south block
external detail suggests a mid/late C17 date but the north block may be
earlier.

Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Almost symmetrical 3-window front, the south
block gabled to the front at the left, the north block roof half-hipped to the
front at the right. The south block gable is jettied with a richly-moulded
stopped C17 bresummer on brackets. All the windows are C20 plate glass
casements in enlarged openings. The base of one wall post is visible on the
front elevation and there is some exposed framing at ground floor level on the
right (north) return, which also has C20 casement windows. The north block
has 2 C20 stacks. A 1957 photograph in the National Monument Record shows
that an axial stack has been removed from the front block.

Interior: Access unobtainable at time of survey (1988).

An interior inspection might necessitate revising the suggested dating and
there may be interior features and a roof construction of interest. An
internal inspection should precede any application for alterations to ensure
that interesting internal features, including the possibility of an early
roof, are not disturbed.


Listing NGR: TQ5588949619

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