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Latitude: 51.18 / 51°10'48"N
Longitude: 0.3222 / 0°19'20"E
OS Eastings: 562409
OS Northings: 144874
OS Grid: TQ624448
Mapcode National: GBR NQL.Y0Z
Mapcode Global: VHHQ7.JLQR
Entry Name: Crockhurst Street Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 August 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1251329
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433991
Location: Capel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN11
District: Tunbridge Wells
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
TQ 64 SW CAPEL CROCKHURST STREET
5/248 Crockhurst Street Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early/mid C17, modernised and enlarged in the late C19. Timber-
framed, ground floor is underbuilt with brick and plastered (some brick is
exposed to rear, Flemish bond red brick with burnt headers) and the first
floor is clad with weatherboards; brick stacks and chimneyshafts with C19
chimneypots; peg-tile roof.
Plan and Development: L-plan farmhouse set back from the road with the main
block facing south. Main block has a 3-room plan. The small room at the left
(west) end which is now used as a kitchen was probably built as a service
room, probably a buttery or dairy. The projecting gable-end stack serves the
chamber above. Next to it is a large room which is thought to have been the
former kitchen. It has an axial stack backing onto the entrance hall further
right. Main staircase rises from the entrance hall along the front. Parlour
at the right (east) end with a projecting end stack. In fact the entrance
hall and parlour are in a crosswing which projects to rear with a short single
storey service room.
The crosswing is the C17 building and circa 1960 the rear part was reduced to
the present single storey service room. The entrance hall was made by
subdividing the C17 hall/parlour. The rest of the main block was added (or
massively rebuilt) in the late C19.
2 storeys with attics over the parlour.
Exterior: Irregular 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars
(similar windows around the rest of the house). Front doorway is right of
centre and contains a late C19 plank door under a contemporary monopitch hood
on curving timber brackets. Roofs are gable-ended and the crossroof of the
C17 section is much taller than the main block roof.
Interior: The C17 parlour, that is to say the present parlour and entrance
hall, has a 4-panel intersecting beam ceiling with unusual stops; a bar from
which a reverse scroll goes back to a chamfer then scroll stops. The end
stack is C19. It is the axial stack which is C17 (now to the entrance hall)
but its fireplaces are blocked. First floor chamber has a similar 4-panel
intersecting beam ceiling and the roof above is carried on tie-beam trusses
with clasped side purlins. In the rest of the front block no carpentry or
joinery shows earlier than the late C19.
Listing NGR: TQ6240944874
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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