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Lydd Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1783 / 51°10'41"N

Longitude: 0.3512 / 0°21'4"E

OS Eastings: 564442

OS Northings: 144744

OS Grid: TQ644447

Mapcode National: GBR NQT.5LZ

Mapcode Global: VHJMQ.1NJ2

Plus Code: 9F3259H2+8F

Entry Name: Lydd Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 April 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253483

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436710

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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Listing Text


5/286 Lydd Farmhouse


Barn. Half-converted to domestic use. C17 barn converted to domestic use in
the mid/late C19. Timber-framed and clad with weatherboarding (a small
section of the house section is underbuilt with brick); C19 brick stacks and
chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.

Plan and Development: Originally a 4-bay threshing barn on a north east /
south west axis with opposing full height double doorways south west of centre
onto the threshing floor. In the C19 the north eastern 2 bays were converted
to a 2-room plan house facing north west with central front doorway and stair
and stacks each end. House is 2 storeys and barn is open to the roof.

Exterior: The farmhouse section has an irregular 2-window front. The first
floor windows are original (there are similar windows first floor rear), that
is to say, mid/late C19, horizontal sliding sashes whilst the ground floor
casements, door and monopitch-roofed porch are C20. Immediately to right of
the farmhouse section are the full height double plank doors belonging to the
barn. There is another small plank door close to the right end and another
beyond into a secondary lean-to outshot that end. Roof is gable-ended.

Interior: The barn is essentially intact. Its bays are defined by full
height wall posts which support tie-beam trusses with clasped side purlins,
diminishing principals, and queen struts. Most of the common rafter couples
are original. The centre 2 bays have curving windbraces. The end bay of the
barn is sealed off as some form of granary. It has a sloping wall over the
tie tilting towards the end.

Lydd Farmhouse is an interesting early barn conversion which also forms part
of a very picturesque Victorian farmyard.

Listing NGR: TQ6444244744

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

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