Dunks Farmhouse / Old Farm Farmhouse

14 Mar 2003
Dunks Farmhouse, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8AS
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Old Farm Farmhouse, Lamberhurst Quarter, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8AS
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

LAMBERHURST LAMBERHURST QUARTER TQ 63 NE 3/189 Old Farm Farmhouse (also known as Dunks Farmhouse) GV II

House. C16, extended early C17 and clad C17-C18, with late C20 wing. Timber framed on sandstone base and clad with red brick, in English bond to rear wing, and tile hung on first floor, extended with red brick and tile hanging. Plain tiled roofs.

Main elevation of two storeys and basement on plinth with corbelled string course to first floor. Roof with oversailing hip-end of rear wing to right and large moulded and filleted stack cluster to end left. Four wooden and metal casements on first floor of 1, 3, 2 and 3 lights and single light and two 3 light casements on ground floor, with 3 light wooden casement to right in outshot. Door of 6 moulded panels to centre right with rectangular fanlight in porch rebuilt C19 with moulded bargeboards. The base of the porch is inscribed: W H 1606 Stone mullioned basement opening to right. This front originally extended at least 1 bay to the left (internal evidence of fireplaces in left face of stack). Rear right wing with English bond brick base, rebuilt over C19. Also 2 storeys with stack to right, and large freestanding stack to rear right elevation of English band brick, with stepped gables with pendant and finial enrichment and with 3 octagonal flues, flanked by moulded stone mullioned windows. late C20 2 storey wing to rear.

Interior: rear wing with tenoned purlin roof with windbraces, some ogee in form; main range with deeper clasped purlin roof with wind braces and diminished principals and arched braced beans. Inglenooks in both ranges, that to main stack in front range very large, with bread ovens in right hand outshot. Stop chamfered beams throughout, many with classical scroll enrichment. Brick lined cellars.

Listing NGR: TQ6564239206


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2203 IOE Records taken by Norman Wigg; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Norman Wigg. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Wigg, Norman

Rights Holder: Wigg, Norman


Brick, Sandstone, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument