BARN INCORPORATING OASTHOUSE ABOUT 50 METRES NORTH EAST OF CATTS PLACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1254294
Date first listed:
24-Aug-1990
Statutory Address:
BARN INCORPORATING OASTHOUSE ABOUT 50 METRES NORTH EAST OF CATTS PLACE, MILE OAK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BARN INCORPORATING OASTHOUSE ABOUT 50 METRES NORTH EAST OF CATTS PLACE, MILE OAK ROAD

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Parish:
Paddock Wood
National Grid Reference:
TQ 68533 43998

Details

TQ 64 SE PADDOCK WOOD MILE OAK ROAD

6/343 Barn incorporating oasthouse about 50m north east of Catts Place GV II

Barn, partly converted to an oasthouse. Barn probably C17 in origin, oast said to be C18 (Walton). Barn framed construction, most of the infill 1930s, partly clad in weatherboarding, oasts brick; peg-tile roof.

Plan: The building is roofed on a north south axis, facing west at right angles to the house (Catts Place) and forms the eastern boundary of the disused farmyard. 4-bay barn with outshuts at both ends and opposed threshing doors to north (left) of centre. A large rectangular oast kiln has been built into the soutehrn part of the barn. The kiln has been divided into 2 by an arched brick passageway through the centre on the long axis of the barn. Two cowls project from the ridge of the building. Four brick furnaces were built on each side - these were not seen at time of survey (1989). There was an open-fronted outshut extending across the north end outshut and the north part of the west elevation (photograph in R.A.E. Walton's Oasts in Kent (1984), p.44): this no longer exists.

Exterior: Lofted. Roof hipped at ends and carried down as catslides to the left and right and outshuts. The timber cowls project from the roof on circular tile-hung bases. The left (north) end bay is weatherboarded above the middle rail. The other bays are irregular in size with widely-spaced studs, the rails at different heights. Paired timber doors in the bay first from the left (north) with a section of weatherboarding to the loft over with a 6-pane loft window. Blocked doorway at the right end. C19 door into outshut at the extreme right. The rear (east) elevation is weatherboarded on the ground floor at the north end and has paired doors matching those opposed on the front.

Interior: The wall framing is largely intact, the wall posts with formed jowls. The timber threshing floor survives. The brick passageway between the kilns is arched and open at noth ends. The northern kiln retains its plaster lining and slatted floor, southern kiln not accessible at time of survey.

Roof: Tie-beam roof with tall queen struts and clasped purlins.

Listing NGR: TQ6805243728

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
437736
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Walton, R A E, Oasts in Kent, (1984), 44

Legal

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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