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Wellgrove Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1441 / 51°8'38"N

Longitude: 0.3439 / 0°20'37"E

OS Eastings: 564050

OS Northings: 140932

OS Grid: TQ640409

Mapcode National: GBR NR6.9R2

Mapcode Global: VHHQF.XH5R

Entry Name: Wellgrove Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437894

Location: Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Pembury

Built-Up Area: Pembury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Pembury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


5/377 Wellgrove Farmhouse


Former farmhouse. Late C17/early C18, refurbished and enlarged in the early
C20. Original house was timber-framed but outer wall underbuilt at ground
floor level with Flemish bond red brick with decorative burnt headers, framing
above is hung with peg-tile. Later extensions built in the same style. Brick
stacks and chimneyshafts. Peg-tile roof.

Plan: Irregular double depth plan house facing south east. Main front range
has a 3-room plan, parlours either side of central entrance hall containing
early C20 stair. Left room has a gable-end stack and an axial stack between
the other two serves back-to-back fireplaces. Service rooms to rear including
a bakehouse rear centre and probable former kitchen rear centre, both with
rear stacks.

The left 2-room section of the front block is the original house with larger
parlour to left and adjoining unheated service room. Bakehouse to rear if not
original was a very early addition.

2 storeys with attics in the roofspace of the main block and bakehouse in
lean-to outshot.

Exterior: Irregular 3-window front, mostly C20 casements with glazing bars
and at the right end a large early C20 full height gabled canted bay window in
Tudor style; mullion-and-transom windows and jettied gable on ornamental
brackets with pendants. Front doorway left of centre and contains an early
C20 studded plank door behind a C20 monopitch porch. Main roof is gable-
ended. Rear has 3 gables, the smallest to the bakehouse rising around the

Interior: The late C17/early C18 framed structure is well-preserved. The
wall framing has studs and straight braces of relatively slender scantling.
Parlour axial beam has narrow chamfers with scroll stops and the fireplace
here has been rebuilt. Roofspace not accessible at the time of this survey
but is said to be similar in construction to the staggered butt purlin roof
over the bakehouse. Bakehouse firpelace is relatively small; it is brick with
plain oak lintel and still retains its original cast iron patterned fireback
and wrought iron swivelling pot-hanger.

Listing NGR: TQ6414640785

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

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