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Pikefish Cottages west Pike Fish Farm House

A Grade II Listed Building in Yalding, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2003 / 51°12'1"N

Longitude: 0.4237 / 0°25'25"E

OS Eastings: 569426

OS Northings: 147361

OS Grid: TQ694473

Mapcode National: GBR NQJ.RY2

Mapcode Global: VHJMR.93B4

Entry Name: Pikefish Cottages west Pike Fish Farm House

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 14 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100338

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174977

Location: Yalding, Maidstone, Kent, ME18

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Yalding

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Yalding St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 64 NE
(West side)
3/169 Nos. 3 and 4 West
Pikefish Cottages
(formerly listed
as West Pike Fish
Farm House)

Farmhouse, now house pair. C15, with late C16 and later alterations.
Timber framed. Ground floor red brick in Flemish bond. Exposed framing
with rendered infilling to first floor. Plain tile roof. Open hall of
three timber-framed bays, 2 of which survive, with storeyed bay to left
end. 2 storeys and garret, on brick plinth. Underbuilt gable-end jetty
to left. High midrail to left hall bay. Present right (formerly central)
hall bay slightly shorter than left, and superficially subdivided by
principal post. Pair of arch braces to first floor of left end bay, and one
to right hall bay. Roof gabled to left, half-hipped with gablet to right.
Projecting C16 brick stack with offsets, towards rear of gable end, and
later projecting brick stack towards front. Gable end stack to right.
Irregular fenestration of 3 windows; one six-light diamond mullion window
to centre of left end bay, and two three-light casements. Door with four
flush panels towards centre of left bay, and plain door to right end of
right bay. Rear lean-to. Interior: exposed framing. Broad, close-set
axial joists to left end bay, morticed for axial partition. Moulded and
brattished left end-of-hall beam, morticed for spear towards rear.
Broadly-spaced studding under beam, morticed for bench. Doubly hollow-
chamfered central-truss posts. Cambered hollow-chamfered tie-beam of
large scantling, with hollow-chamfered arch braces, and broach stops.
Moulded octagonal crown post. Similar truss to present right gable end,
but with plain crown post. Plain left end-of-hall crown post. Cambered
hollow-chamfered cross-tie with doubly hollow-chamfered principal posts,
to first floor of left end bay. Diamond mullion hall window, with rebated
rectangular King mullion, under rear wall-plate of left hall bay. Hollow-
chamfered rear doorway to left end of same bay (to non-extant stair turret?).
Evidence for probable (but unusually-placed) front and rear doorways to
present right end. Moulded four-centred-arched fireplace bressumer to left
end bay. Plain later "tie-beam" and pegged stud partition towards left
end of left hall bay. Hollow-chamfered cross-beam and chamfered joists to
inserted hall floor. Comparatively extensive wall-painting to posts and
plaster of left end bay on first floor; red and white patterning, posies
of flowers to plates, and a grey-blue and yellow-ochre design incorporating
stylised roses.

Listing NGR: TQ6942647361

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