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

Folkestone and Hythe (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TR 18178 44761



NORTH ELHAM 4/43 Parsonage Farmhouse 29.12.66 (formerly listed as Parsonage Farm Cottages)


Farmhouse. C13 or earlier, C16, and C17. Left section painted brick. Left gable end red and grey brick in a mixed bond. Right section rendered flint and chalk rubble with broad mortar joints, to undercroft, painted mathematical tiles to first floor. First floor of right gable end tile-hung. Plain tile roof. C13 or earlier undercroft, first floor above it, comprising two timber-framed bays, rebuilt in C16. Wider C17 addition to left, of two timber-framed bays and gable-end stack bay. 2 storeys, left section taller. Plat band to left section, continuous jetty to right section. Roof of left section gabled to left and right, right section hipped to right. Multiflue brick stack in front slope of roof to left end of left section. Irregular fenestration of 3 windows; one tripartite sash towards centre of left section and two two-light horizontally-sliding sashes to right section. Ground floor has tripartite sash to left section and one four-pane sash towards left end of right section. Panelled door with flat floating hood to right end of left section. Boarded door with segmental head to left gable end. Right gable end has stone jamb and head of blocked plain-chamfered rectangular window with broach stop, towards centre of undercroft wall. Red and grey brick lean-to to rear of each section, that to left with small single-storey bakehouse (?) projecting back at right-angles. Interior: undercroft has rendered chalk lump walls, springing along front wall for barrel vault, and part of vault soffit to right end. Blocked rectangular stone loop lights, splayed internally, towards right end and centre of front wall of undercroft. Blocked opening to right of centre of rear wall. C16 ceiling with cross and axial beams replaces vault. First floor over undercroft has gunstock- jowled principal posts and sans-purlin common-rafter roof with lapped collars. Right section has chamfered axial beam to ground floor, and aligned butt-purlin roof with collars; some of purlins re-used moulded C16 lengths. Plank door with pin-and-ring hinges. C17 style panelling beside first-floor fireplace. Said to have been owned by Merton College Oxford c.1270-1957.

Listing NGR: TR1819644727


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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: 10 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16884/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Keeble. Source Historic England Archive
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