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Gatehouse Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Marden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1866 / 51°11'11"N

Longitude: 0.4824 / 0°28'56"E

OS Eastings: 573582

OS Northings: 145965

OS Grid: TQ735459

Mapcode National: GBR PS4.GT0

Mapcode Global: VHJMS.9FXQ

Entry Name: Gatehouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 23 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060666

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174751

Location: Marden, Maidstone, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Marden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(east side)

1/92 Gatehouse Farmhouse
(formerly listed
23.5.67 as Gatehouse)


Farmhouse. C15, with C17 alterations and C19 facade. Timber framed.
Ground floor red and grey brick in Flemish bond, first floor tile-
hung. Exposed framing with rendered infilling to first floor of left
return and to rear gable end of right wing. Plain tile roof. Open
hall of 2 timber-framed bays, with 2-bay cross-wing to left
projecting to rear and very slightly to front. Integral cross-wing to
right of approximately 2 bays, projecting to rear only. 2 storeys and
attic. Exposed framing of relatively thin scantling with straight
tension brace to first floor of left return. Broadly-spaced studding
with arch braces to rear of right wing. Roof hipped to left and
right, hips returning to rear. Flat roof to projecting front of left
wing. Dormer to right hip. Slender projecting red and grey brick
stack to left gable end, rear brick stack to left, and filleted red
and grey brick stack to narrower left hall bay (to junction of hall
and left wing). Irregular fenestration of 3 tripartite sashes, one to
each wing and one to right hall bay. Blocked doorway under stack.
Later extension to rear of left wing. Rear lean-to to hall, with
door. Interior: moulded right end-of-hall beam over partition of
broadly-spaced studs. Partition above it with central stud and
tension braces. Cambered central-truss tie-beam set much lower than
wall-plates of wings; hall wall-plates raised in C17 or later.
Gunstock-jowled posts to wings. C15 partition with studs, tension
braces and plain integral doorway under central tie-beam of left
wing. Chamfered C17 axial beam and plain brick fireplace to ground
floor of right hall bay. Side-purlin roof with re-used timbers.
See also item 1/100.

Listing NGR: TQ7358245965

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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