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Latitude: 51.1681 / 51°10'5"N
Longitude: 0.4023 / 0°24'8"E
OS Eastings: 568051
OS Northings: 143728
OS Grid: TQ680437
Mapcode National: GBR NQX.LK3
Mapcode Global: VHJMQ.XWKX
Entry Name: Mile Oak Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 August 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1254291
English Heritage Legacy ID: 437676
Location: Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12
Civil Parish: Paddock Wood
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Paddock Wood St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 64 SE PADDOCK WOOD MILE OAK ROAD
6/339 Mile Oak Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early/mid C17 with late C20 alterations and rear addition. Framed
construction, the ground floor underbuilt in Flemish bond brick, the first
floor tile-hung; peg-tile roof; brick stack.
Plan: East facing. Lobby entrance plan, 3 rooms wide, the 2 left hand rooms
heated by back-to-back fireplaces in an axial stack. The right hand room was
formerly divided between a dairy and a stair cell. The partition between the
centre and right hand rooms has been removed. Late C20 rear right wing.
Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Roof half-hipped at left end, hipped at right
end; stack with staggered shafts of handmade brick. Asymmetrical 3-window
front with a C19 plank front door to the lobby entrance to left of centre with
a C20 gabled porch on timber posts. 2- and 3-light C19 or early C20
casements, 2-panes per light. The left return has one C20 window to each
floor including an attic window.
Interior: The hall, in the centre has exposed joists and some replaced beams.
Open fireplace with brick jambs and a chamfered lintel. The crossbeam marking
the former party wall with the right end room is re-used and includes sockets
for a mullioned window. Exposed carpentry to the right hand room, also
including some replaced timber. The left hand room is plastered. On the
first floor the wall-framing survives with wall posts with formed jowls and
one large straight brace on the rear wall. C17 doors survive on the first
floor which preserves wall plaster and exposed crossbeams and joists.
Roof: Clasped purlin roof construction. The purlins are truncated on either
side of the stack suggesting a former smoke bay.
Listing NGR: TQ6805243728
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