Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1254299

Date first listed: 24-Aug-1990



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County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)

Parish: Paddock Wood

National Grid Reference: TQ 68157 44312


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6/349 Knell Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa early/mid C17 origins, extended and altered in the circa 1880s. Early block framed construction, clad in weatherboarding. 186Qs addition brick to the ground floor, the first floor tile-hung with bands of scalloped tiles; peg-tile roofs; brick stacks.

Plan: The house faces, approximately east. The rear (west) block is a C17 3 room lobby entrance plan, the 2 north rooms, parlour and hall, heated from back-to-back fireplaces in an axial stack with a stair rising from the parlour against the rear wall. The right hand (south) room is unheated and was formerly divided into 2, probably buttery and pantry. In the circa 1860s a new front block was added with principal rooms on either side of a central entrance facing the stair. The old house was re-used as a service wing. The roof of the rear block was replaced in the late C20 following a fire.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay front to the 1860s block with gables to the front to left and right with bargeboards, dentil verges frieze to the gables, which have finials and pendants. Gabled roof; end stacks with rendered shafts. Gabled open porch on timber posts in the centre, the gable verges with a dentil cornice and finial and pendant. C19 front door, the upper panels glazed. Canted bay windows to left and right with hipped roofs are glazed with plate glass horned sashes, 4-pane in the centre, 2-pane in the outer lights. 4-pane sash above the porch; left and right tripartite sashes, 4-pane in the centre, 2-pane in the outer lights. The rear block, roofed on the same axis, has a half-hipped roof. The axial stack has staggered triple shafts with a corbelled brick cornice.

Interior: The C19 block is very complete with contemporary joinery and a stair with turned balusters. The rear block preserves C17 carpentry of a fairly plain character with axial beams and exposed joists. Open fireplae in the left hand (north) room with a chamfered lintel and brick jambs. Exposed ceiling beams to the first floor rooms where a number of C17 doors survive.

Roof: The roof of the rear block is entirely late C20.

A 2-phase house. The C19 addition is very complete.

Listing NGR: TQ6815744312


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Legacy System number: 437742

Legacy System: LBS

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