DOWNINGBURY FARM OAST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1254440
Date first listed:
14-Apr-1986
Statutory Address:
DOWNINGBURY FARM OAST, MAIDSTONE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
DOWNINGBURY FARM OAST, MAIDSTONE ROAD

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 63013 42315

Details

TQ 64 SW PEMBURY MAIDSTONE ROAD

5/387 Downingbury Farm Oast

14.4.86 GV II

Former oasthouse, now (February 1989) being converted into 2 houses. Probably mid C19. Stowage is mostly weatherboarded timber-framing on brick footings but some is brick to first floor level with peg-tile roof. Hop kilns are red brick with peg-tile roofs. Plan: Former oasthouse facing south south west, say south. T-plan stowage. The main block has a cart entrance in the right (east) end. A narrow block projects forward from the centre of the main block. It is lower than the main block. To left the main roof is carried down over an outshot. 3 hop kilns across the back of the main block.

Exterior: Attractively irregular 1:1:1-window front. C19 windows have iron- framed casements containing leaded glass and are being replaced by timber casements without glazing bars. Main stowage and front block both have half- hipped roofs. Hop kilns are circular in plan. They have eaves cornices of cogged brick and tall conical roofs.

Interior: Has plain but sturdy carpentry detail.

This oasthouse is unusually attractive and also forms part of a group with nearby Downingbury Farm Barn (q.v.) and the good early C18 Downingbury Farmhouse (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TQ6365742895

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
437931
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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