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High Chimney Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Stelling Minnis, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1864 / 51°11'11"N

Longitude: 1.0789 / 1°4'44"E

OS Eastings: 615260

OS Northings: 147531

OS Grid: TR152475

Mapcode National: GBR TZ7.HLG

Mapcode Global: VHLH0.NF7T

Entry Name: High Chimney Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 December 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242351

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441725

Location: Stelling Minnis, Shepway, Kent, CT4

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Stelling Minnis

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


TR 14 NE
2/184
29.12.66

STELLING MINNIS
SPLIT LANE
(south end)

High Chimney Farmhouse

II

Farmhouse. C15 or early C16, with C17 alterations, largely rebuilt
in 1983. Timber framed, with red brick infilling. Ground floor red
brick in Flemish bond. Plain tile roof. Wealden of 4 timber-framed
bays; two-bay open hall and storeyed end bays, that to left non-
extant by 1983, then replaced. 2 storeys. Jetty of storeyed right
end bay cut back flush with hall facade, probably in C17 or C18.
Evidence for front jetty to former left end bay. Exposed principal
posts and midrails, midrail of left hall bay higher. Right hall
bay has further rail (inner wall-plate or window-head?) below wall-
plate. Various intermediate rails and studs. Hipped roof.
Multiflue brick stack in front slope of roof, in shorter right hall
bay. Irregular fenestration of 3 two-light casements; one to each bay
except right hall bay. Boarded door in C20 brick porch with gabled
plain tile roof, to left end bay, and another in brick lean-to to right
gable end. Short later C20 brick rear return wing, to right, with roof
hipped to rear. Interior: moulded and brattished left end-of-hall
beam, morticed for spear towards rear end. Similarly moulded and
brattished beam to right end of hall, mortices indicating pair of
central doors and another towards rear end. Right end bay has plain-
chamfered axial beam morticed for partition, and broad close-set
unchamfered joists. Shaped jowls to principal posts. Plain crown
post with foot braces to left end of hall. Central tie-beam non-
extant. Window cill morticed for eight-light diamond mullion
window, repositioned in rear wall of left hall bay. Inserted floor
to left hall bay has moulded axial beam, moulded cross- beam across
stack, and chamfered joists with heart stops. Rebuilt brick fireplace
in English bond, with wooden bressumer, and with bread oven extending
across former cross-passage. (R.C.H.M. Report No. 39716, May 1983).

Listing NGR: TR1526047531

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

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