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Barn Immediately South East of the Bower

A Grade II Listed Building in Hever, Kent

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Latitude: 51.184 / 51°11'2"N

Longitude: 0.1037 / 0°6'13"E

OS Eastings: 547124

OS Northings: 144855

OS Grid: TQ471448

Mapcode National: GBR LMN.P1S

Mapcode Global: VHHQ3.RH5P

Plus Code: 9F3254M3+HF

Entry Name: Barn Immediately South East of the Bower

Listing Date: 1 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244248

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449161

Location: Hever, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN8

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hever

Built-Up Area: Hever

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hever St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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55/2007 Barn immediately south-
east of the Bower


Barn. Probably C17 extended and re-roofed probably in C18. Weatherboarded
timber frame. Red clay plain-tile half hipped roof.

Plan: 5-bay barn with 2 small later doorways on either side in bays 2 and 4
and another in the south west end onto the road. The 2 south west end bays
are a later addition which appear to be coeval with the re-roofing of the barn
and possibly added early in C18 when the house, The Bower, (qv) was built.

Exterior: The walls are entirely weatherboarded. Two later diagonally-
boarded doors symmetrically-placed on either side and another at the centre of
the south west end, all with inclined boards above forming small hoods. On
the north west side at the centre between the 2 doorways under the eaves,
there is a round convex clock-face painted and with gilded hands and Roman

Interior: The clock's movement is boxed in but the large weight is suspended
from a tie-beam.

The timber framed structure is complete. The original 3 bays at the north
east end have close-studded walls and curved tension braces above the
mid-rail. The massive wall-posts have only slight jowling and there are
arched-braces to the tie-beams above which is a later probable C18, queen-post
roof structure with clasped side-purlins, intact common rafters and
ridge-board. This roof continues over the 2 bays at the south west end which
has similar but lighter scantling walls. At the junction of the earlier and
later parts between bays 3 and 4 there are 2 pairs of wall-posts,
side-by-side, complete with 2 tie-beams and braces.

Listing NGR: TQ4709444880

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