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Birchley East birchley Farmhouse birchley West

A Grade II* Listed Building in Biddenden, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1044 / 51°6'15"N

Longitude: 0.6344 / 0°38'3"E

OS Eastings: 584525

OS Northings: 137196

OS Grid: TQ845371

Mapcode National: GBR QVM.R63

Mapcode Global: VHJN7.YH7R

Entry Name: Birchley East birchley Farmhouse birchley West

Listing Date: 16 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 180127

Location: Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Biddenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

BIDDENDEN
1.
5272 Birchley Farmhouse
(Birchley West)
Birchley East)
TQ 83 NW 3/114 16.8.62.
II*
2.
Birchley Farmhouse is a C16 timber-framed house originally called Barkley
and built by the Randolph family. The north front has close-studding with
plaster infilling. Its west end is recessed with its 1st floor oversailing
on the protruding ends of the floor joists and a gable over containing an
attic window. Bay of 2 tiers of 6 lights on the ground floor flanked by windows
of 3 lights. Similar oriel window with plastered cove beneath and minus the
flanking windows on the 1st floor. The attic window has 3 lights. The remaining
portion of the front has a projecting bay of 2 tiers of 7 lights on the ground
and 1st floor with a gable above over-sailing on brackets and containing an
attic window. Doorway in the left corner with a sloping hood supported on
brackets of carved figures. All the windows are casement windows with wooden
mullions and transoms and small diamond-shaped leaded lights. Tiled roof.
Clustered brick chimneystack. The west front is tile hung, the east front
faced with red brick on the ground floor and with weather-boarding above.
Modern wing added to the south. Birchley West and East are additions circa
1905 in red brick part tile hung but Birchley West contains part of the C17
wall painting.
The interior contains C16 panelling, and one room has wall painting probably
dating from the C17. One doorway has the date 1632 and the initials W R (William
Randolph) E R (his wife Elizabeth) and B R (his son Bernard) and one window
frame has 'Bernard Randolph 1610' scratched on it.


Listing NGR: TQ8452537196

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