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South Park Farmhouse Including Attached Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Penshurst, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1631 / 51°9'47"N

Longitude: 0.1769 / 0°10'36"E

OS Eastings: 552306

OS Northings: 142680

OS Grid: TQ523426

Mapcode National: GBR MPG.3JJ

Mapcode Global: VHHQC.01V6

Entry Name: South Park Farmhouse Including Attached Barn

Listing Date: 16 January 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446429

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
54/866 (Westside)
GV South Park Farmhouse
including attached
barn.
II

The entry shall be amended to read;

TQ 54 SW PENSHURST SMARTS HILL
54/866 (Westside)
GV South Park Farmhouse
including attached Barn.
II*


Farmhouse and barn. C16, remodelled and extended 1850-1 by George Devey C16 part
weatherboarded with tile roofs, half-hipped to barn; brick axial stack; 1850-1
extension half timbered with plaster infill, steep tile roof and brick stack with
diagonally-set flues. C16 barn incorporating part of farmhouse at east end, with
1850-1 extension set at right angles to east. Vernacular Revival style. Two storey
gabled front of 1850-1 extension has carved bargeboards, ornamental framing and
jettied first floor with 3-light window set over porch with fluted round posts and
plank door set in arched frame. Attached barn has C20 casements (to farmhouse) to
left of central plank double doors; lean - to roof to outshots swept around front,
sides and rear of right end of barn. Interior not inspected. 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.

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1.
5280 PENSHURST SMARTS HILL
(West Side)

South Park Farmhouse
including attached barn
TQ 54 SW 54/866

II GV


2.
Mid C19 east extension to C16 building, part of which is now the 2-bay western
part of the farmhouse while the other part is a barn. The picturesque C19 part
is half timbered with plaster filling, has steep tiled roof and overhanging
1st floor on fluted round posts. The C16 part is weatherboarded with tiled
roofs, as is its continuation into the barn. Barn has fairly close set timbers
and queen post roof trusses. Brick and stone foundation. Lean-to front projection
at right continues around west end. Aisle and hipped porch to left. This range
is part of a deep, U-shaped range of farm buildings of immense picturesqueness,
probably by George Devey.

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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