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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244248
English Heritage Legacy ID: 449161
Location: Hever, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN8
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
TQ 44 SE HEVER HEVER ROAD
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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