© Mr Patrick C Finnis
BARN CIRCA 40 YARDS NORTH WEST OF COURT LODGE, HIGH STREET (east side)
LENHAM, MAIDSTONE, KENT
Mr Patrick C Finnis
07 November 2002
20 October 1952
Date of last amendment:
20 October 1952
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LENHAM HIGH STREET
TQ 8952 (east side)
10/171 Barn circa 40
yards north west of
Barn. Probably late C14. Timber framed, weatherboarded,on patched
stone plinth with hipped plain tile roof, C19 canopy towards left
end of west elevation, and plain double doors towards right end.
Interior: 9 bays (7 original, 2 late C15 or early C16), with
aisles to ends and both sides, Posts on wood cills, some with
stone pedestal under, some with continuous stone plinths. Normal
assembly to outer walls. Slightly curved passing shores from
cill to top of posts. Curved braces (some replaced) from
arcade posts to arcade plates and tie-beams. Single, probably later,
purlin to aisle roofs, pegged intermittently to rafters, with
raked Queen posts from aisle tiles. Jowled arcade posts. Plain
crown posts with 2 curved downward braces and 2 upward braces.
Lapped collars. Some replacement of wall studs, but usually
in same mortices. Evidence for arch bracing to outer walls. On a
demesne of St. Augustines, Canterbury. One of 2;'the other, at
right angles to north west, burnt 1962. (S.E. Rigold, Archaeologia
Cantiana Vol. LXXXI, 1966). Scheduled Ancient Monument.