Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1070398

Date first listed: 19-Feb-1990



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling (District Authority)

Parish: Hildenborough

National Grid Reference: TQ 55889 49619


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HILDENBOROUGH MILL LANE (west side) TQ 54 NE 5/153 Limes Farmhouse - GV II

Former farmhouse. Circa mid C17, possibly with an earlier core; C20 alterations including refenestration. Framed construction, underbuilt in brick, painted white, first floor tile-hung on the front elevation, plastered on the north elevation; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.

Plan: The house faces east and is an approximate U plan with 2 parallel blocks on a west-east axis with a linking block at right angles between them. The details of the plan form and development of the building were unclear on survey (1988) as access to the interior was not available. The south block external detail suggests a mid/late C17 date but the north block may be earlier.

Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Almost symmetrical 3-window front, the south block gabled to the front at the left, the north block roof half-hipped to the front at the right. The south block gable is jettied with a richly-moulded stopped C17 bresummer on brackets. All the windows are C20 plate glass casements in enlarged openings. The base of one wall post is visible on the front elevation and there is some exposed framing at ground floor level on the right (north) return, which also has C20 casement windows. The north block has 2 C20 stacks. A 1957 photograph in the National Monument Record shows that an axial stack has been removed from the front block.

Interior: Access unobtainable at time of survey (1988).

An interior inspection might necessitate revising the suggested dating and there may be interior features and a roof construction of interest. An internal inspection should precede any application for alterations to ensure that interesting internal features, including the possibility of an early roof, are not disturbed.

Listing NGR: TQ5588949619


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Legacy System number: 179587

Legacy System: LBS

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