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Range of Farm Buildings at West End of South Park Farmyard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Penshurst, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1634 / 51°9'48"N

Longitude: 0.1763 / 0°10'34"E

OS Eastings: 552269

OS Northings: 142711

OS Grid: TQ522427

Mapcode National: GBR MP8.WZX

Mapcode Global: VHHQC.00LZ

Entry Name: Range of Farm Buildings at West End of South Park Farmyard

Listing Date: 16 January 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446430

Location: Penshurst, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Penshurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Penshurst St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

In the entry for;

TQ 54 SW PENSHURST SMARTS HILL
54/867 (Westside)
GV Range of Farm buildings
at West End of South Park Farmyard
II

The entry shall be amended to read;

TQ 54 SW PENSHURST SMARTS HILL
54/867 (Westside)
GV Range of Farm buildings
at West End of South Park Farmyard
II*


Range of farm buildings C17, rebuilt and extended 1850-1 by George Devey.
Weatherboard over timber frame with tile roofs, partly replaced with slate, and brick
stack; smithy of rendered timber frame on tall stone plinth with pyramidal tile roof
and lateral offset external stack with diagonally-set flue. U - plan facing east:
tall imitation aisled barn to west, built as multi-purpose building for steam
-powered fodder processing and housing of stock flanked each side by one-storey
livestock ranges which extend eastwards to smithy (north) and cartshed (south).
Central barn, which has C17 or earlier rendered building to rear, has 2 gabled
dormers with Tudor - arched lights and a tall gabled porch with external staircase
rising to first-floor balcony; date 1850 inscribed under lozenge set beneath gable.
Smithy has plank door and mullioned windows set under eaves: Cartshed has arch
bracing to continuous pentice along front and to wall plate and posts. Interior not
inspected but noted as having exposed timber framing with arch bracing. Part of a
picturesque group of exceptional importance, one of the earliest works of George
Devey whose vernacular revival work marked "a milestone in nineteenth century
architecture" (M Girovard, The Victorian Country House); these buildings are also
notable for the combination of the picturesque style with a farmstead which is
remarkably advanced for its date, particularly in the combination of covered yard for
stock and steam-powered fodder processing in the imitation aisled barn.

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1.
5280 PENSHURST SMARTS HILL
(West Side)

Range of Farm buildings
at West end of South Park
Farmyard
TQ 54 SW 54/867

II GV

2.
Mid C19, probably by George Devey, in picturesque style with Swiss touches.
At western end, closing vista, an imitation aisled barn with large, gabled
projecting porch having balcony across. Timber building with high pitched tiled
roof, 2 gabled dormers. Weatherboarded with brick foundation. External staircase
under hipped porch gives access to balcony and left. At right rear a small
tiled and rendered building is probably timber framed, of C17 or earlier.
At each side a low, stable building with slated roof forms link with:

a. to south a granary of snecked rubble stonework with pyramidal
tiled roof and projecting Tudor style chimney;

b. to north a timber framed and weatherboarded cart shed with tall
half-hipped tiled roof and small 1-storey end extension.

South Park Farmhouse and attached barn, Range of buildings at East end of farmyard
and shelter sheds on North side of Farmyard form a group.


Listing NGR: TQ5229442695

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

Description

In the entry for;

TQ 54 SW PENSHURST SMARTS HILL
54/867 (Westside)
GV Range of Farm buildings
at West End of South Park Farmyard
II

The entry shall be amended to read;

TQ 54 SW PENSHURST SMARTS HILL
54/867 (Westside)
GV Range of Farm buildings
at West End of South Park Farmyard
II*


Range of farm buildings C17, rebuilt and extended 1850-1 by George Devey.
Weatherboard over timber frame with tile roofs, partly replaced with slate, and brick
stack; smithy of rendered timber frame on tall stone plinth with pyramidal tile roof
and lateral offset external stack with diagonally-set flue. U - plan facing east:
tall imitation aisled barn to west, built as multi-purpose building for steam
-powered fodder processing and housing of stock flanked each side by one-storey
livestock ranges which extend eastwards to smithy (north) and cartshed (south).
Central barn, which has C17 or earlier rendered building to rear, has 2 gabled
dormers with Tudor - arched lights and a tall gabled porch with external staircase
rising to first-floor balcony; date 1850 inscribed under lozenge set beneath gable.
Smithy has plank door and mullioned windows set under eaves: Cartshed has arch
bracing to continuous pentice along front and to wall plate and posts. Interior not
inspected but noted as having exposed timber framing with arch bracing. Part of a
picturesque group of exceptional importance, one of the earliest works of George
Devey whose vernacular revival work marked "a milestone in nineteenth century
architecture" (M Girovard, The Victorian Country House); these buildings are also
notable for the combination of the picturesque style with a farmstead which is
remarkably advanced for its date, particularly in the combination of covered yard for
stock and steam-powered fodder processing in the imitation aisled barn.

------------------------------------

1.
5280 PENSHURST SMARTS HILL
(West Side)

Range of Farm buildings
at West end of South Park
Farmyard
TQ 54 SW 54/867

II GV

2.
Mid C19, probably by George Devey, in picturesque style with Swiss touches.
At western end, closing vista, an imitation aisled barn with large, gabled
projecting porch having balcony across. Timber building with high pitched tiled
roof, 2 gabled dormers. Weatherboarded with brick foundation. External staircase
under hipped porch gives access to balcony and left. At right rear a small
tiled and rendered building is probably timber framed, of C17 or earlier.
At each side a low, stable building with slated roof forms link with:

a. to south a granary of snecked rubble stonework with pyramidal
tiled roof and projecting Tudor style chimney;

b. to north a timber framed and weatherboarded cart shed with tall
half-hipped tiled roof and small 1-storey end extension.

South Park Farmhouse and attached barn, Range of buildings at East end of farmyard
and shelter sheds on North side of Farmyard form a group.


Listing NGR: TQ5229442695

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