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Cattle Shed and Pig Sties Immediately South East of the Threshing Barn at Rumshed Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2442 / 51°14'39"N

Longitude: 0.2212 / 0°13'16"E

OS Eastings: 555129

OS Northings: 151792

OS Grid: TQ551517

Mapcode National: GBR MNC.W61

Mapcode Global: VHHPS.SZ8K

Entry Name: Cattle Shed and Pig Sties Immediately South East of the Threshing Barn at Rumshed Farm

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179648

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15

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 UNDERRIVER
TQ 55 SE
2/214 Cattle shed and pig sties
immediately south east of
the threshing barn at Rumshed
Farm

GV II

Cattle shed and pig sties. Probably mid C19. Timber construction cattle shed
with brick walls; peg-tile roof; brick pig sties.

Plan: On a west east axis. An ingeniously-planned dual purpose building.
The north-facing 6-bay open-fronted cattle shed is 2 bays deep with a feeding
passage at the rear (south). The feeding passage roof is continued as a pent
roof to a -set of 6 pig pens adjoining the cattle shed on the south side. The
middle posts of the 2 centre bays of the cattle shed have been removed and the
stall partitions no longer exist although their position can be determined by
redundant mortises.

Exterior: Single storey. 6 open-fronted bays to the north elevation divided
by timber posts on short brick piers, with concave braces from the posts to
the wallplate. To the rear (south) the gabled roof has sprocketted eaves over
the feeding passage and is extended beyond as a pent roof to the pig sties,
the wallplate supported on brick piers at the north ends of the dividing walls
of the pig sties.

Interior: The cattle shed has a very neatly-carpentered interior. The middle
row of posts are braced 2 ways to the tie beams, the outer posts braced 3
ways, twice to the wall-plate and once to the tie beams. Clasped purlin
collar rafter roof construction with a ridge board and raking struts, the
carpentry fixed with a mixture of pegs and nails. Original brick mangers
intact. These have a timber trim and recesses for timber tethering posts.

A good example of a well-made and carefully-planned C19 farmbuilding. Part of
a good farmstead group at Rumshead Farm, formerly called St Julians Farm. The
parish and district boundary runs through the farmhouse, part of which is in
Sevenoaks District.


Listing NGR: TQ5661249320

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