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Calf house or stable with granary above

A Grade II Listed Building in Istead Rise, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4199 / 51°25'11"N

Longitude: 0.3377 / 0°20'15"E

OS Eastings: 562638

OS Northings: 171582

OS Grid: TQ626715

Mapcode National: GBR YX.CSQ

Mapcode Global: VHHP2.SKWV

Entry Name: Calf house or stable with granary above

Listing Date: 3 October 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1409114

Location: Gravesham, Kent, DA13

County: Kent

District: Gravesham

Electoral Ward/Division: Istead Rise

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Southfleet St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Summary

Calf house/stable, erected between 1882 and 1896 but reusing C18 and earlier brickwork.

Description

This building was constructed after 1882 and before 1896 but incorporates some C18 or earlier brickwork in the walls.

MATERIALS: it is constructed of brick over a projecting flint plinth and has a gabled slate roof.

PLAN: a calf house or stable below with a central door on each side, and access to the loft by external stairs at the east end. This plan was modified in the C20 when the south doorway was blocked.

EXTERIOR: the west gable end is composed of red brick mainly in header bond, but the upper courses are of stock brick in Flemish bond. The weather boarded gable has a small opening. The south side was rendered in the C20 but has two ventilation slits, and is mainly of red brick except for a few courses of stock brick at the top. The blocked central doorway has had a later casement window inserted. The east end is of stock brick with a weather boarded gable with a loading door to the loft approached up an external wooden ladder. The north side has a wide cambered headed doorcase and a later C19 window.

INTERIOR: the interior has softwood ceiling beams and the roof structure has tie beams, a series of purlins and a ridgepiece to the rafters.

History

This former calf house or stable with granary above is situated immediately to the west of the barn at Hazells Farm. The building does not appear on the 1882 Ordnance Survey sheet but is present by the 1896 version. Some outbuildings to the east side of the barn at Hazells farm were demolished between these dates and as some of the brickwork to this structure is C18 or earlier it is possible that this building incorporates material from these earlier buildings.

Reasons for Listing

The calf house/stable at Hazells Farm, erected between 1882 and 1896 but reusing C18 and earlier brickwork, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural: an example of a vernacular farm building using a variety of local materials including flint, reused C18 and earlier red brick, stock brick and timber;
* Degree of survival: externally little altered apart from the blocking of a doorway. Internally the roof structure and floor survive although no fittings remain;
* Group value: strong group value with the original farmhouse, Hazells, and Hazells Farm Barn.

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