This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
THELBRIDGE HELE LANE HILL SS 71 SE 2/265 - Hele Barton Farmhouse - II
Farmhouse. Late Cl7. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatched roof. L-shaped house. 2-room plan main block facing south-east with central cross passage to stair in its own block projecting to rear.
Service wing at right angles to rear of right (north-east) room. Main block has projecting rear lateral stacks and service wing has rear corner stack. A granary or apple store block adjoins outer side of service wing. 2 storeys. Once symmetrical 5-window front (first floor left end window is now blocked). Windows to left are circa 1970 casements with glazing bars and those to centre and right are late C19 large pane casements with glazing bars. Central C19 6-panel front door with simple flat-roofed porch on plain posts with chamfered edges. Roof hipped each end.
Service wing outer (north-east) side includes C18 3-light flat-faced mullion casement and includes rectangular panes of leaded glass; it is set at first floor level near front. Gable end wall has C19 3-light casement with glazing bars and vertical iron security bars at ground floor level. Stair turret has hipped roof. Granary or apple store has pantile roof and flight of external stone steps; first floor unglazed slatted window and C20 ground floor casement with glazing bars.
Interior: both main block rooms have square-sectioned crossbeams of massive scantling. Left room has blocked fireplace. Right room has large rubble fireplace with replacement timber lintel and blocked oven with stone doorway. Service wing has chamfered and runout stopped crossbeams and diagonal corner stack. Stairs now C19.
Listing NGR: SS7916511330
Copyright IoE Michael Woodhead. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Woodhead, Michael
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