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Latitude: 51.381 / 51°22'51"N
Longitude: 0.5891 / 0°35'20"E
OS Eastings: 580269
OS Northings: 167847
OS Grid: TQ802678
Mapcode National: GBR PPY.CQV
Mapcode Global: VHJLW.5K84
Plus Code: 9F329HJQ+CJ
Entry Name: Little London Farmhouse
Listing Date: 21 December 1973
Last Amended: 5 December 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1259706
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462602
Location: Rainham, Medway, ME7
Electoral Ward/Division: Rainham North
Built-Up Area: Gillingham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Gillingham St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ86NW LOWER TWYDALL LANE, Twydall
686-1/8/122 (North West side)
21/12/73 Little London Farmhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
TWYDALL LANE, Twydall
(North West side)
Little London Farmhouse)
House. Late C15-early C16, altered C17, C19 rear range.
Timber-frame on a flint plinth, partly brick, render and
weatherboard, brick left-hand external gable and rear lateral
stacks, with a tiled roof.
PLAN: 3-room parallel plan with a right-hand lean-to and a C19
rear service range.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3-window range. Flint plinth, rendered
ground floor and close-studded first floor with end tension
braces and 2 cills to small blocked late C16 clerestory
windows under the eaves; C17 English bond left-hand gable and
right-hand weatherboard gable.
A C20 bracketed timber canopy with a hipped roof to the right
of the left-hand window and boarded door; left-hand 8/8-pane
sash in exposed frame, central and right-hand C20 casements,
first-floor C19 casements and central 3/6-pane sash.
Right-hand lean-to has raking roof and C19 timber-framed half
Lower rear wing encloses a lateral stack, with a gabled stair
tower in the left-hand angle, and a late C20 conservatory
linked to a rear C19 brick and tile service extension.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
A retaining wall in the cellar contains the capital of a
column (the shaft of which is within the garden) which may
have come from the chantry chapel built by John Beafits from
Twydall Manor House in 1433 and demolished in 1756.
(The History and Topography Survey of the County of Kent:
Hastead E: 2nd ed.: vol 4: 1972-: 235, 236).
Listing NGR: TQ8026967845
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