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Albans Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1546 / 51°9'16"N

Longitude: 0.3495 / 0°20'58"E

OS Eastings: 564405

OS Northings: 142110

OS Grid: TQ644421

Mapcode National: GBR NR0.K58

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.07MP

Entry Name: Albans Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438490

Location: Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Pembury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Pembury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


5/425 Albans Farmhouse


Farmhouse, once 2 cottages. Late C16/early C17 origins, much rebuilt in the
C18, renovated in 1988. Timber-framed on coursed sandstone footings. Ground
floor level is underbuilt with Flemish bond brick with decorative burnt heads,
timber frame above is hung with peg-tile. Stacks are mostly brick with brick
chimneyshafts, kitchen stack has sandstone base and front east stack base is
late C16/early C17, coursed blocks of sandstone with small early brick
corners. Peg-tile roof.

Plan: Farm is built on the crest of a spur and faces north north west, say
north. It has a 2-room plan and both rooms have gable-end stacks, the left
(east) one with the early base projects. Direct entry into the larger front
right room. Integral outshots across the back inside the original kitchen
with a stack at the left end. Main stair in the centre of the outshots was
built in 1988 but probably in the same position as the original.

House is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace, a cellar and lean-to outshots
to rear and C20 outshot on the left end.

Exterior: Nearly symmetrical 3-window front of late C19/early C20 casements
with glazing bars. Front doorway is a little right of centre. It contains a
late C19/early C20 part-glazed 6-panel door behind a C20 gabled porch.
Alongside to left is a patch of C20 brickwork representing the blocked doorway
from when the house was divided into 2 cottages. Main roof is gable-ended and
contains 3 front gabled dormers. To rear roof is carried down over the
outshots and there are 2 large gabled dormer windows.

Interior: Much of the carpentry is exposed. It includes many reused timbers.
The wall framing is of relatively slender scantling with straight tension
braces. Ground floor front rooms have chamfered crossbeams with some scroll
stops. The fireplaces are much rebuilt; brick with plain oak lintels (some
are replacements). Curving stair down to cellar is lined with brick and
cellar includes wine rack niches. The first floor has a series of slender
crossbeams set at an angle to the outer walls. Roof of tie-beam trusses with
staggered butt purlins and raking struts.

Listing NGR: TQ6440542110

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

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