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Babbs Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Benenden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0679 / 51°4'4"N

Longitude: 0.5554 / 0°33'19"E

OS Eastings: 579139

OS Northings: 132948

OS Grid: TQ791329

Mapcode National: GBR PTL.WSC

Mapcode Global: FRA D619.B6J

Plus Code: 9F323H94+55

Entry Name: Babbs Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 June 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170109

Location: Benenden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Benenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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1350-0/2/1 Babbs Farmhouse

House. c1603 house with integral parlour wing refaced in C18
and refenestrated in C20. Timber framed building with
close-studding with plaster infill visible in the west face of
the west wing but remainder refaced in red brick on ground
floor and tile hung above. Tiled roof with large external
brick chimney stack and large crow-stepped brick external
stack to rear. 2 storeys 4 windows facing west, 3 windows
facing south. C20 casements. C20 dormers with 6 panelled door.
Interior has fine Jacobean staircase with solid treads and
newel posts with finials. Hall has screen with linenfold
panelling, roll moulded ceiling and open fireplace with wooden
roll moulded bressumer with spandrels. Parlour ceiling is also
roll moulded with stone 4 centred arched fireplace with
overmantel with volutes. Series of fine panelled doors. In the
early C18 this was the house of the infamous Kitty Fisher a
lady at court about whom the nursery rhyme about Lucy Locket
and Kitty Fisher was devised.

Listing NGR: TQ7913932948

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