CHALKET FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1254301
Date first listed:
24-Aug-1990
Statutory Address:
CHALKET FARMHOUSE, CHALKET LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHALKET FARMHOUSE, CHALKET LANE

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Parish:
Pembury
National Grid Reference:
TQ 62417 40279

Details

TQ 62 40 PEMBURY CHALKET LANE

13/354 Chalket Farmhouse

II

Farmhouse. Early C17, thoroughly modernised with extensions circa 1980. Timber-framed. Ground floor level is underbuilt with brick, mostly circa 1980 stretcher bond but the west end is possibly C18 Flemish bond red brick with burnt headers. The framing above is weatherboarded. Brick stack with staggered chimneyshaft and the lower section of the shaft is original brick. Peg-tile roof.

Plan: Farmhouse built across the hillslope. The main block faces south. Originally it had a 3-room lobby entrance plan but original entrance has been blocked. Large axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces between the centre room (probably the original kitchen) and the left (west) end parlour. Unheated right end room was originally for service use, such as buttery or pantry. Partition between this service room and the centre room has been removed and circa 1980 a 2-storey service extension was built behind the right end.

Main house is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace and lean-to outshots rear left.

Exterior: Irregular 3-window front, all circa 1980 casements with rectangular pane leaded pane effect, and 2 contemporary ground floor French windows. Similar windows round the other sides including the rebuilt oriel window in the left (west) end. This left end is jettied at first floor level but the jetty bressummer is hidden. The right end is jettied on first and attic floor levels. The lower jetty bressummer is hidden but the upper one is exposed; it is moulded and brattished and supported on ornamental oak consoles. Main roof is gable-ended and contains 3 front gabled dormer windows.

Interior: The larger rooms (both floors) have chamfered axial beams with scroll stops and fireplaces have oak lintels with chamfered low Tudor arches. The centre room fireplace includes large blocks of sandstone ashlar. Roof somewhat mended in the C20 but preserves the substantial remains of the original clasped side purlin roof structure.

Listing NGR: TQ6241740279

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
437745
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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