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Balcombe Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Frittenden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1386 / 51°8'18"N

Longitude: 0.6013 / 0°36'4"E

OS Eastings: 582076

OS Northings: 140916

OS Grid: TQ820409

Mapcode National: GBR QV6.GV4

Mapcode Global: VHJN1.CNR1

Entry Name: Balcombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 June 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169361

Location: Frittenden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Frittenden

Built-Up Area: Frittenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 84 SW (north side)

Balcombe Farmhouse
House. C15, altered C16 and C18. Timber framed and clad with red brick and tile
hung on first floor. Plain tiled roof. In plan a truncated 3-bay Wealden.
Two storeys and attic on plinth with the 2 hall bays to right recessed, the eaves
carried on brackets. Hipped roof with gablets (especially marked to right), and
with 1 hipped dormer and moulded stack cluster to rear left. Truncated stack at
end right, the base in English Bond, originally with bread oven, now single storey
extension. Two 3-light and one 2-light wooden casements on first floor, two 3-light
and central tripartite glazing bar sash on ground floor. Door of 4 panels to centre
left with trellised porch. Extended left return with wooden casements and glazed
doors. Interior: framing details suggest this was never a full Wealden plan, but
either built adjacent to a now lost earlier service wing, or always a single wing
Wealden (suggested by Mason. Framed Building of the Weald, 1964 as a genuine sub-
type). Dais screen of lapped vertical boarding with brattished beam and integral
four centred arched doorway (to parlour), with central C19 doorway but through.
Rear through passage doorway survives. Ceiling beams with late C16 ovolo and
cavetto mouldings. Early C19 doors with strap hinges and boarded partitions.
Double arch-braced spere truss to main hall solar frame. Tall (5½ feet) octagonal
moulded crown post roof, on simple and hollow chamfered cambered tie beams of large

Listing NGR: TQ8187240967

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