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Clays Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Cowden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1473 / 51°8'50"N

Longitude: 0.0732 / 0°4'23"E

OS Eastings: 545109

OS Northings: 140714

OS Grid: TQ451407

Mapcode National: GBR LN0.TL1

Mapcode Global: VHHQ9.7F2B

Plus Code: 9F3243WF+W7

Entry Name: Clays Barn

Listing Date: 9 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272493

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449054

Location: Cowden, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN8

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Cowden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Cowden St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


53/2000 Clays Barn


Barn erected in C18 but reusing some late C16 or early C17 upright posts and
tension braces. Timber framed barn of 4 bays on sandstone plinth, clad in
weatherboarding with some old tarred elm weatherboarding to rear. Double cart
entrance. Roof now covered in corrugated iron sheeting. Queen post roof with
through purlins, oak rafters and ridge piece. 7 of the upright posts have
gunstock jowls and several have slots for curved beams. The right hand end
could have been floored at one time and this bay also has several large curved
braces of C17 or earlier date in the wall frame. The wall frame has a midrail
and the other bays have C18 diagonal tension braces. The right side end bays
also have diagonal wind braces to the roof. C18 carpenter's marks. Later
bolted dragon posts to strengthen upright posts, C20 lean to extension to left
hand side not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TQ4653641701

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

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