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Gatehouse Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1479 / 51°8'52"N

Longitude: 0.3985 / 0°23'54"E

OS Eastings: 567853

OS Northings: 141472

OS Grid: TQ678414

Mapcode National: GBR NR2.ZH8

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.VDHW

Plus Code: 9F3249XX+59

Entry Name: Gatehouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431648

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Brenchley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Brenchley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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15/72 Gatehouse Farmhouse

Former farmhouse. Late C17 or earlier origins, remodelled or extended in the
C18 and again in the C19. C20 alterations. Partly framed construction, the
ground floor underbuilt in brick, the first floor tile-hung. The later parts
probably originally brick on the ground floor, the first floor tile-hung; peg-
tile roof, stacks with brick shafts.

Plan: East facing. The present arrangement is a double depth plan, 2 rooms
wide with a central entrance facing a cross passage containing the stair. The
rear right (north west) wing appears to be late C17 in origin, the front
block, heated from end stacks, C18 but perhaps a rebuilding. The rear left
block is C19 and has infilled the L-plan house to give a fully double depth

Exterior: 2 storeys and attic with a cellar to the rear left (south west).
Symmetrical 3-bay front of Flemish bond brick on a plinth with a moulded brick
cornice at first floor level below the tile-hanging; gable-ended roof and end
stacks. Steps up to a half-glazed circa early C19 panelled front door with
fielded panels and a flat porch hood with a cornice carried on shaped
brackets. 3 first floor 2-light late C19 or early C20 casements with
polygonal leaded panes; 2 similar 3-light ground floor casements. The rear
right wing is half-hipped at the rear (west) end and the north elevation has
C20 windows including a French window and 2 flat-roofed attic dormers.

Interior: Exposed carpentry in the rear right wing and north room fo the main
block is of a plain character and includes a lot of re-used timber. The front
right room has a large open fireplace with a plain lintel. The rear wing
preserves wall-framing on the first floor with jowled wall posts. Circa late
C18 stick baluster stair with a wreathed handrail.

Roof: The roof of the main block is of common rafter couples without purlins
or a ridgeboard. Similar common rafter roof to rear right wing.

Group value with Gatehouse Cottages.

Listing NGR: TQ6785341472

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