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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 77 SE 1369
Type of record:Farmstead
Name:Spendiff Farm, Cooling


A loose courtyard plan farmstead with buildings to two sides of the yard.

Grid Reference:TQ 7515 7450
Map Sheet:TQ77SE

Monument Types

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval to Modern - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD?)

Full description

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Type: Loose courtyard with working agricultural buildings on one side and with additional detached elements to the main plan
Farmhouse: Farmhouse detached in central position
Position: Isolated position
Survivial: Altered - partial loss of original form (less than 50%)
Notes: Oast - large - 2 ranges each with three kilns

This feature is recorded in the English Heritage Historic Area Assessment of Cooling Parish. The report states: "The hamlet of Spendiff developed around a farmstead of the same name that was in existence by at least the early 19th century, when it formed part of the Lodge Hill estate. In the mid 19th century two parallel blocks of hop kilns were built near to the farmstead." (3)

<1> Forum Heritage Services, 2012, Kent Farmsteads & Landscape Project (Unpublished document). SKE18075.

<2> English Heritage, 2009, Historic Farmsteads: A Manual for Mapping (Unpublished document). SKE18076.

<3> historic england, 2014, Hoo Peninsula Outline Historic Area Assessment: Cooling Parish. Research Report 51-2014. (Bibliographic reference). SKE31592.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>Unpublished document: Forum Heritage Services. 2012. Kent Farmsteads & Landscape Project.
<2>Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2009. Historic Farmsteads: A Manual for Mapping.
<3>Bibliographic reference: historic england. 2014. Hoo Peninsula Outline Historic Area Assessment: Cooling Parish. Research Report 51-2014..