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Converted Barn About 40 Metres North of Wat Tyler's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1552 / 51°9'18"N

Longitude: 0.406 / 0°24'21"E

OS Eastings: 568353

OS Northings: 142299

OS Grid: TQ683422

Mapcode National: GBR NR3.FGY

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.Z7H8

Plus Code: 9F325C44+39

Entry Name: Converted Barn About 40 Metres North of Wat Tyler's Cottage

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263694

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430941

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Brenchley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Brenchley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Converted barn about 40m north
of Wat Tyler's Cottage


House, converted from barn in 1988. Barn probably early C16 or earlier.
Framed construction on a brick plinth clad in weatherboarding; peg-tile roof.

Plan: 6-bay roadside barn, facing south. Opposed doorways in the 2nd bay
from the left (west) are indicated in the conversion, which has a front door
in this bay on the south side and a glazed section on the north side lighting
the stair which rises in front of the door.

Exterior: Asymmetrical 8-window front, the roof hipped at the left end, half-
hipped at the right end. C20 plank door to left of centre flanked by 2 tall
windows without glazing bars, 3 similar window above the front door in the
entrance bay. Pair of plank garage doors to the extreme right. The remaining
windows, 1- and 2-light, are timber casements without glazing bars, matching
windows on the rear elevation. No stacks or stove pipes.

Interior: The entrance bay rises to the full height of the barn which is
otherwise floored. The wall-framing survives with jowled wall posts. Some
timbers were replaced following the complete collapse of the building during
the October 1987 hurricane.

Roof: Crown post construction with plain posts, some with 4-way, some with 3- way braces. One tier of curved windbraces of large scantling.

A sympathetic conversion of an impressively large early barn. Group value
with the adjacent converted oasthouse (q.v.) and Wat Tyler's Cottage.

Listing NGR: TQ6835342299

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