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Barn About 20 Metres East of Portobello

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1519 / 51°9'6"N

Longitude: 0.3985 / 0°23'54"E

OS Eastings: 567839

OS Northings: 141920

OS Grid: TQ678419

Mapcode National: GBR NR2.RK5

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.V9JS

Plus Code: 9F32592X+Q9

Entry Name: Barn About 20 Metres East of Portobello

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431802

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Brenchley

Built-Up Area: Brenchley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Brenchley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

Find accommodation in
Paddock Wood


(north side)
15/92 Barn about 20m east of


Barn. Probably early C18 and contemporary with the main building phase of
Portobello, the west end rebuilt in the early C19 to present a more polite and
less agircultural facade to the garden. Framed construction, clad in
weatherboarding, west end rebuilt in Flemish bond brick; peg-tile roof.

Plan: A 3-bay barn built on an east west axis, the west end overlooking the
garden to the rear of Portobello; probably later outshut on the south side,
present entrance on the south side into the end bay.

Exterior: Single-storey. The west end is tile-hung at the apex above a clock
face in a moulded stone frame with vermiculated spandrels. The outshut has 5
C19 fixed iron frame windows with small panes; probably C20 4-light casement
on the north side with square leaded panes. Weathervane on west end apex
dated 1939.

Interior: Wall framing of light scantling with diagonal braces off the wall
posts. Tie-beam roof construciton with queen posts and clasped purlins, the
ties on jowled wallposts, with straight braces from post to tie.

Group value with Portobello, the rebuilt west end of the barn makes a special
contribution to the setting of the house.

Listing NGR: TQ6783941920

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