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The Wealden Hall – Grade II* listed

wealden hallGrade II* listed Farmhouse, now restaurant. Late 14th Century to right with mid 17th century block to left.
MAIN BLOCK. Exposed timber-framing with curved braces and brick infilling. 1st floors of service and solar ends jettied forward on brackets and joists. Dragon post to right. Central recess with eaves carried on 2 curved braces. Plain tiled hipped roof with gablets, 1 gabled dormer to left, central stack off-ridge to front and end stack to right. 2 storeys; irregular 2 window front, all windows being in central recess except on ground floor with one window on left hand side of ground floor under right hand jetty. All windows glazing bar sashes, except non-opening window with glazing bars on ground floor to right. Arched doorway to right of recess with 20th century boarded and ribbed door and 2 storey bay window to left.
EXTENSION. Timber-framed, exposed on 1st floor, with red brick dressings. Coursed rubble stone ground floor with red brick dressings. Plain tiled roof with central ridge stack. 2 storeys and cellars; irregular 2 window front, glazing bar sashes except casement on 1st floor to left. One segment- headed collar light to right. 20th century boarded and ribbed door with pentice hood, off-centre to left.
REAR OF MAIN BLOCK. Gabled stair-tower to rear.
INTERIOR. Hall, floored over, with collar-purlin roof and crown-post. Longitudinal crown-post roof over 1st floor of service-end, which may be remains of upper floor hall, from which the house was later extrapolated.

Wealdon Hall Fire Placebread oven on right of open fireplace

For other information on Wealden Hall see Reminiscences Of Larkfield 1996     

Restoration Case-study A GREAT HOUSE IS RESTORED

Photographs: Kris

 

 

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