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Latitude: 51.1847 / 51°11'5"N
Longitude: 0.3181 / 0°19'4"E
OS Eastings: 562101
OS Northings: 145388
OS Grid: TQ621453
Mapcode National: GBR NQL.P70
Mapcode Global: VHHQ7.GHH4
Entry Name: Church Farmhouse Including Bakehouse Approximately 1.5 Metres to the East
Listing Date: 24 August 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1254120
English Heritage Legacy ID: 437517
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 NW CAPEL TUDLELEY LANE (off)
1/310 Church Farmhouse including
Bakehouse approx 1.5m to the
Farmhouse. Late C16/early C17 with some mid C19 and circa 1960-70
modernisation. Timber-framed. Ground floor level is underbuilt with C19
Flemish bond red brick with burnt headers, timber-framing above is tile-hung
and east end wall is weatherboarded; brick stack and chimneyshaft; peg-tile
Plan: 4-room plan farmhouse facing north. Entrance lobby containing the main
stair is left of centre. Parlour at left (east) end and hall right of centre
each have stacks backing onto the entrance lobby but their flues join into a
single axial chimneyshaft above. Unheated room at the right (west) end.
Fifth room beyond made by converting a lean-to outshot into domestic use.
Present layout has been made by adapting original late C16/early C17 3-room
lobby entrance plan house. Left end parlour is intact although part at front
has been partitioned off for a lavatory. The stack has been rebuilt. It is
thought that a large stack serving back-to-back fireplaces originally occupied
the full width of the present entrance lobby.' The hall (maybe also used as
the kitchen) was originally a little larger. The partition between it and the
unheated room has been removed and a new one erected a little further
eastwards. Originally the unheated room was the service end. Mortises in the
headbeam of the crosswall and the joists show that it was divided by an axial
wall into 2 rooms and there was an original stair rising against the back
wall. Presumably these were buttery and dairy. Secondary outshot at the
right (west) end is now used as the kitchen.
Main house is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace.
Exterior: Irregular 4-window front of C20 replacement casements with glazing
bars. (Similar windows in the rear wall were inserted in the C20, the rear
wall was formerly blind). Front doorway is left of centre and contains a C19
plank door behind a contemporary gabled porch on plain posts. Main roof is
tall; it is gable-ended to left and hipped to right where it is carried down
over the outshot. Left end gable is weatherboarded and it contains an early
C19 window, the centre light of which has iron glazing bars including the top
tier as a Gothick arcade.
Interior: Despite the C19 and C20 modernisation work a great deal of original
carpentry remains. Most of the larger rooms have axial beams whilst the
former hall/kitchen has a 4-panel intersecting beam ceiling. All the beams
are chamfered with step stops. Much of the framing is exposed on the first
floor; large framing with broad curving tension braces. 4-bay roof of tie-
beam trusses with clasped side purlins and queen struts. Most of the common
rafter couples are original.
Bakehouse: A small C19 bakehouse is built alongside the farmhouse. It is a
small room with a gable-ended roof and large east end stack built of brick.
Bakehouse is a weatherboarded frame on brick footings with peg-tiled roof.
Listing NGR: TQ6210645388
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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