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IoE Number: 174851
Location: RUGMER HILL, BENOVER ROAD (north east side)
Photographer: Mr Ray Hardinge
Date Photographed: 03 January 2005
Date listed: 23 May 1967
Date of last amendment: 23 May 1967
Grade II*

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YALDINGBENOVER ROADTQ 74 NW(north-east side)4/52Rugmer HillFarmhouse (also

YALDING BENOVER ROAD TQ 74 NW (north-east side) 4/52 Rugmer Hill Farmhouse (also 23-5-67 known as Rugmer Hill) GV II* Farmhouse. Late C14 or early C15, with late C16 or early C17 and C18 and C19 alterations. Timber framed. Ground floor painted brick, first floor rendered. Left gable end weatherboarded to ground floor, tile-hung above. Plain tile roof. Wealden, with open hall of two timber-framed bays (that to right slightly shorter), and storeyed end bays. C16 or early C17 single- bay left return addition, now part of lean-to. 2 storeys and garret. Wooden cill on stone plinth to left hall bay, brick plinth to rest. Storeyed end bays have underbuilt jetties to front. Arch-braced flying wall-plate, and solid-spandrel bracket under central tie-beam end. Two further stub "ties" tenoned between inner and flying wall-plates, one towards centre of each bay. Steeply-pitched roof, half-hipped to left, hipped to right with gablet. Red and grey brick stack rising from eaves to left end of front elevation. Multiple red and grey brick stack in front slope of roof to left end of right hall bay, and projecting red and grey brick stack to right gable end. Irregular fenestration of 4 wooden casements; one two-light to each end bay, one four-light to left hall bay and one single- light to right hall bay. Plain-chamfered pointed-arched late C14 or early C15 wooden doorhead with later jambs, ribbed rectangular door and pointed- arched fanlight, to right end of hall. Red and grey brick rear lean-to. Interior: exposed framing, including uncut cill-beams to partitions. Unusual single pointed-arched doorway with durns, set to front side of central stud of plain right end-of-hall partition. Right end ground-floor room has axial beam with integral ledge supporting joist ends. Later stair- case to rear corner. Moulded left end-of-hall beam, above partition of broadly-spaced studs with daub infilling combed in a herringbone pattern. Jowled chamfered stud or post grooved for spear panel, towards rear end of the partition. Broad, chamfered hall window-cill with four-light diamond mullion window above it. Left end ground-floor room has chamfered axial beam with solid-spandrel bracket under each end, joists of heavy scantling, and stair trimmer towards rear wall. Left end first-floor room has mortices for cross tie. Right end first-floor room has arch-braced cross tie without crown-post. Chamfered wall-plates to end bays. Tension-braced partitions. to right and left ends of hall, right end with moulded tie-beam. Tie-beam moulding continued along cornice to front and rear of both hall bays. Long shaped jowls to principal posts. Moulded central truss posts, and cambered moulded tie-beam with fillet, and with heavy-scantling hollow-chamfered arch braces. Moulded crown post. Plain end-of-hall crown posts, that to right flanked by daub and plaster partition with herringbone combing. Stop- splayed wall-plate scarf joint. Late C16 or early C17 inserted hall floor with chamfered axial beam and joists, and similar attic floor. Roof over left end bay rebuilt with clasped purlins. Hall fireplace with bevelled stone jambs, brick back in English bond, and long four-centred-arched bressumer. Later brick fireplace to attic. Boarded doors and broad floor- boards. Diamond mullion ground-floor windows to late C16 or early C17 rear addition. Stone well within lean-to.

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