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Capstone Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Lordswood and Capstone, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3583 / 51°21'29"N

Longitude: 0.5576 / 0°33'27"E

OS Eastings: 578171

OS Northings: 165239

OS Grid: TQ781652

Mapcode National: GBR PQ3.XDY

Mapcode Global: VHJM1.M452

Plus Code: 9F329H55+83

Entry Name: Capstone Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 October 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268251

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462077

Location: Lordswood and Capstone, Medway, ME7

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Lordswood and Capstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Luton

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Description


CHATHAM

TQ76NE CAPSTONE ROAD, Hale
762-1/8/83 (East side)
29/10/52 Capstone Farmhouse

II

House. Mid C15, partly rebuilt mid C20. Timber-framed and
rendered with C20 brickwork, left-of-centre brick ridge stack
rebuilt C20, and a hipped tiled roof.
STYLE: Wealden type house.
PLAN: central hall plan with right-hand storeyed chamber and
left-hand service range rebuilt c1800; hall stack and floor
inserted late C16.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey, 3-window range. Originally a recessed
central hall with jettied end ranges, that to the left
rebuilt, the former hall has overhanging eaves with curved
braces from each end, the left-hand one sitting on a curved
bracket; a left-hand C20 door, and 2 large C17 timber 6-light
mullion and transom windows with leaded lights inserted into
the middle and right-hand sections c1966. 3-light mullion
casements, with ovolo mouldings to the centre and right, and a
small hipped dormer. Rear lean-to.
INTERIOR: the former hall has a wide left-hand late C16
fireplace with small recesses in the back and a right-hand
bread oven, a late C16 inserted floor with moulded axial beam;
morticing and studs to C15 partition wall indicating positions
of ground-floor door and ladder stair to first-floor chamber;
upper end has heavy flat barefaced joists tenoned into the
axial beam. The first floor has rear jowl posts, with smoke
blackening toward the hall on the outer posts, with the
moulded, curved braces to the central tie beam removed, and an
octagonal king post with moulded base and cap and 4 arch
braces to the ridge (not visible). Late C16 rear casements
have diagonal bars and ovolo mouldings.
A good Wealden type house with many surviving original
details.
(Quiney A: Kent Houses: Woodbridge: 1993-).


Listing NGR: TQ7822865152

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