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Barn Approximately 20 Metres East of Church Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1759 / 51°10'33"N

Longitude: 0.342 / 0°20'31"E

OS Eastings: 563809

OS Northings: 144463

OS Grid: TQ638444

Mapcode National: GBR NQT.98V

Mapcode Global: VHHQ7.WP6W

Plus Code: 9F3258GR+9R

Entry Name: Barn Approximately 20 Metres East of Church Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251309

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433980

Location: Capel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Capel

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tudeley cum Capel with Five Oak Green

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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5/241 Barn approx 20m east of Church


Barn. Probably C17 origins, much mended and partly rebuilt in the early/mid
C19. Timber-framed and clad with weatherboarding built on low footings,
mostly red brick but the east wall has a sandstone plinth; peg-tile roof.

Plan: Threshing barn on a rough north south axis. Opposing full height
double doorways onto the threshing floor south of centre. The barn is built
across a slope. The western doorway, towards Church Farmhouse (q.v.), is
level with the ground but the eastern one is higher to facilitate loading
directly from a cart. C19 lean-to outshot on south end.

Exterior: Both long sides have full height double plank doors. Smaller plank
door alongside to left on western side and another similar to the outshot on
the same side. Also high on west side to right is a small gabled dovecote.
Roof is half-hipped to left (north) and hipped to right and continued over the

Interior: Barn is open to the roof. Its 4-bay frame is a mixture of C17 and
C19 work. Both main doorways are full bay width and the wall posts each side
are C19 wall posts. Most of the other main posts appear to be C17 and so too
is some of the lower tier of framing. Most however is C19 and has straight
tension braces. Many timbers are clearly reused. The tie-beams could be C17.
The trusses however sit alongside rather than on top of the tie beams; A-
frames with clasped purlins and small straight windbraces. Each side of the
threshing floor are low framed walls lined with planks and including large
raking braces to the wall posts.

This barn forms part of an attractive group of buildings in the vicinity of
the Church of St Thomas A Becket (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TQ6377844482

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