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Stonewall Farmhouse Mounting Block and Garden Wall to East

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hunton, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2136 / 51°12'48"N

Longitude: 0.4743 / 0°28'27"E

OS Eastings: 572914

OS Northings: 148954

OS Grid: TQ729489

Mapcode National: GBR PRR.SWH

Mapcode Global: VHJML.5RMJ

Plus Code: 9F326F7F+CP

Entry Name: Stonewall Farmhouse Mounting Block and Garden Wall to East

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431972

Location: Hunton, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hunton

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hunton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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(South Side)
Stonewall Farmhouse
Mounting Block,
and Garden Wall
to East
Farmhouse, now house. C15, early Cl7, 1634 and mid C17. Timber framed,
with exposed framing and daub infilling. Ground floor of north-east
section coursed galleted stone. 3 sides of courtyard, north side open.
East side (formerly east-facing) comprises C15 open hall of 2 timber-
framed bays, with storeyed north end bay rebuilt with east gable in
1634. Storeyed south end bay rebuilt with east gable in early C17,
with rear return wing to west of 2] timber-framed bays [forming south
side of courtyard). Mid C17 west range of 5 timber-framed bays running
north from west gable end of late C16 range. East elevation: 2 storeys
and attic on stone plinth. Close-studded, with decorative framing to
gables. First floor of north and south end bays jettied to front [east).
Eaves of both gable ends jettied to front on differently-moulded tie-beams
and shaped brackets. Moulded bargeboards and pendants, that to right dated
1634. Red and grey brick ridge stack to left end of hall, in English
bond, with 2 octagonal flues with moulded plinths and cornices and
projecting brick knob to each angle of cornices. Corbelled brick stack
to right gable end. 3-light casement to each gable, that to left with
ovolo-moulded mullions. Irregular fenestration of 3 windows; one deep
central 3-light casement to left gable, with 2-light ovolo-moulded
mullion frieze windows; one 4-light casement to right hall bay; one 12-
light rectangular ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed oriel window to
right end bay, with moulded cill on shaped brackets and with 2-light
ovolo-moulded mullion frieze windows. Rectangular 3-light chamfered
stone window to ground floor of right end bay. Traces of blocked
doorway under stack. South elevation: hung with fishscale tiles.
Multiple corbelled brick ridge stack towards west end. One 2-light
casement and one horizontally-sliding sash to first floor. Half-glazed
door towards east end with floating corniced hood. Tile-hung lean-to
towards west end. South gable end of west range projects south of lean-
to. West elevation: ground floor red and grey brick in Flemish bond,
first floor close-studded with lath and daub infilling and internally-
visible arch-braces. 2 storeys and attic, with dropped tie-beam.
Panelled brick ridge stack to second bay from south. 2 casements and
one ovolo-moulded mullion window. Boarded first-floor door under stack.
Boarded ground-floor doors below, with porch, and to fourth bay from
south. Use of most of this range probably non-domestic. North elevation:
panelled door in porch within re-entrant angle of east and south ranges.
Interior: exposed framing. Evidence for crown-post roof to hall.
Clasped purlin roof to south range with diminishing principal rafters,
windbraces, and intermediate collars. Staggered butt purlin roof to
west range with interrupted tie-beams and vertical queen-struts to
rafters. Moulded cross-beam to ground floor of hall. Shaped brackets
to ground-floor beams of south range. Chamfered stone ground-floor
fireplace to west end of south range, occupying full width of room (access
to west range via lean-to). 4-centred arched stone fireplace to first
floor above, with vase stops, and shields to spandrels. Smaller fireplace
to south end of east range, with chamfered stone jambs. Inglenook fireplace
to south end of west range. Mounting block: 4 stone steps against east
end of north gable of west range. Garden wall: ragstone, about 2 1/2
metres high, with rounded ragstone coping. Runs east for about 23
metres from north gable end of east range, then turns south for about
30 metres.

Listing NGR: TQ7291448954

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