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A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1526 / 51°9'9"N

Longitude: 0.3785 / 0°22'42"E

OS Eastings: 566439

OS Northings: 141950

OS Grid: TQ664419

Mapcode National: GBR NR2.LHV

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.H9Y7

Entry Name: Holmbush

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277613

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430924

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Brenchley

Built-Up Area: 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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Listing Text


6/42 Holmbush


House and attached barn. House circa late C18/early C19; barn C16 origins,
altered in the C19. House painted brick on the ground floor, first floor
tile-hung; slate roof; brick stacks. Barn framed construction, clad in
weatherboarding; peg-tile roof. Barn undergoing renovation and alteration at
time of survey (1989) with plans to absorb it into the house accommodation.

Plan: The house faces approximately east and is end on to the road. Double
depth plan under a 2-span roof, with a central entrance, the 2 front rooms
heated from end stacks, right end and axial stacks to the service rooms at the
rear. A single-storey circa late C19 one-room plan block adjoins at the south
west, roofed on a west east axis and heated by a lateral stack on the south
side. The barn, roofed parallel to the main block of the house, adjoins the
single-storey addition at the south west, forming an overall Z plan.

Exterior: 2 storey house. Symmetrical 3-bay entrance elevation with a
central C19 panelled front door with a pretty C19 lattice porch with octagonal
posts and a Tudor arched timber lintel. Left and right ground floor windows
are late C19 tripartite 2-pane sashes with margin glazing; 3 first floor 2-
pane sashes with margin glazing. The rear elevation, visible from the road,
has 3 first floor early C19 or earlier 20-pane sashes and a C19 plank rear
door in the centre under a pent roof. ground floor windows C20. C20 French
window to the left (south) return of the main block.

The 3-bay barn has a full-height opening on the east side and a secondary left
(south) end outshut under a catslide roof. New mullioned windows being
inserted at time of inspection: 2 ground and 2 first floor on the front (east)
elevation; 3 ground and 2 first floor on the rear elevation and 2 on the
roadside (north) end.

Interior: The house retains a circa 1870 black marble chimneypiece to the
front left hand room and an open fireplace with brick jambs to the front right

The barn has jowled wall posts to the wall framing with curved braces to the
tie beams. Above tie-beam level the roof is a clasped purlin design with
raking queen posts, probably C19, but sockets for a former crown post
arrangement survive on the tie beams. The rafters are largely re-used. The
conversion has involved some renewal of timbers and an inserted floor.

Listing NGR: TQ6643941950

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

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