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Statutory Address:

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Shepway (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TR 21136 43106



5/8 Hoad Farm

27.8.52 II *

Partly in Swingfield civil parish. Farmhouse. C13 or early C14, with C17, C18 and C19 alterations. Flint, with stone quoins and dressings. C18 and C19 brick dressings to front elevation. Left gable end rebuilt in C20 in banded flint and brick. Plain tile roof. Open hall, probably of two bays, with storeyed end bay to left, and probably also to right. Further, probably contemporary, section to left, approximately half the width, its rear wall continuous with that of main range, and with the principal room or rooms on the first floor. 2 storeys. No visible plinth. Roof of left section hipped to left with similar-height eaves, but lower ridge than main range. Steeply-pitched hipped roof with gablets to main range. Multiflue brick ridge stack towards left end of main range and smaller ridge stack towards right end. Irregular fenestration of 6 windows; one broad, plain- chamfered pointed lancet towards centre of left section, two sashes towards left end of main range (one two-pane with margin lights, one four-pane), one sash with margin lights towards centre, and another to right end, and one two-light casement under right stack. Small chamfered rectangular stone ground-floor (or undercroft) window under lancet. Boarded door with segmental head to left end of main range. Door with two sunk panels behind red brick porch with tile-hung gable and plain tile roof under right stack. Lean-to with tile-hung gable to front part of left gable end of main range, partly obscuring left section. Single-storey C19 banded flint and brick outbuilding with gabled plain tile roof, running forwards from lean-to. Rear elevation: central first-floor lancet, and small plain-chamfered rectangular ground-floor light to left section, opposite those in front elevation. Another, blocked/rectangular ground-floor light towards left gable end. Partly blocked first-floor window with plain-chamfered jamb and segmental head towards left (west) end of main range. Short central flint- and-brick lean-to covering a low, pointed-arched plain-chamfered doorway virtually under (later) stack, and a taller pointed-arched doorway a few feet to right of it, rebated for door to outer side, plain-chamfered to inner side (access to a non-extant stair turret?). Just beyond lean-to to right (east), a tall partly blocked trefoil-headed hall window breaking storeys. To right of that, a tall, blocked, pointed-arched doorway under stack, probably to cross-passage, and containing within it a rectangular C17 chamfered brick window. C20 two-light casement to each floor towards right end. Interior: stone corbels for floor within left section, which measures approximately 9' by 21' internally. Pointed-arched first-floor stone doorway, chamfered to right side, towards rear of wall between left section and main range. Left stack has brick fireplace with cambered bressumer to ground floor on left side, with post to front corner. First-floor fireplace above, bolection-moulded, with moulded mantelshelf and panelled overmantel izith raised moulded surround. Brick fireplace in English bond to right side of right stack, with possibly re-used chamfered stone jambs, with concealed wallpainting above it reading IB . Chamfered cross and axial beams to 16 97 room between stacks. Panelled doors. Roof not inspected.

Listing NGR: TR2246042965


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 29 Jul 2003
Reference: IOE01/10554/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr George D. Russell. Source Historic England Archive
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