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Bassets Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cowden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1515 / 51°9'5"N

Longitude: 0.1368 / 0°8'12"E

OS Eastings: 549546

OS Northings: 141305

OS Grid: TQ495413

Mapcode National: GBR LN2.RDZ

Mapcode Global: VHHQB.BB64

Entry Name: Bassets Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252534

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357087

Location: Cowden, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN8

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Cowden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Cowden St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

In the following item :-


Bassets Farmhouse
TQ 44 SE 53/292 10.9.54


The above serial no. shall be amended to read :

TQ 44 SE 53/293

Bassets Farmhouse
TQ 44 SE 53/292 10.9.54.


C17 and earlier restored farmhouse.
West elevation. Brick and tile hung with tile roof with one end half hipped
and ridge stack. Painted wooden casements and C18 half glazed panelled door
with projecting hood over.
North elevation (circa 1620). 2 storeys and attic gable end window. Stone
plinth of random courses with modern ashlar buttressing. Exposed framing and
vertical half timbering with plaster infilling.
Ground floor. Projecting lattice window with oak transom and frame supported
on centre carved wooden bracket. 2 small lattice lights on either side.
First floor. Oversailing with moulded cross piece and supported on corner brackets
with carved pendants. Projecting lattice window in oak frame with transom
supported on centre carved wooden bracket. 2 small lattice windows on either
Attic gable end. Oversailing and supported on moulded crosspiece and projecting
casement below and corner brackets with pendants, projecting attic lattice window
in box frame with transom. Tile hanging above.
At side. Lean-to with exposed vertical half timbering and tile roof.
At back. Projecting timber framed wings with some plaster and some brick filling.
Inside evidence of mediaeval small hall house, of 2 bays. Roof with collar
beams but no purlins, and smoke blackened timbers. Traces of open hearth on
floor below. Small early C16 extension. 2 fragments of wall paintings in bedroom,
interlaced strapwork with floral designs. Much exposed timber, long profile
posts and heavy ties, old floors and staircase. Chamfered brick inglenook.

Bassetts Farmhouse and Barn form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ4952941286

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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