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Almshouses, Sevenoaks

Description: Almshouses

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 172175

OS Grid Reference: TQ5314654151
OS Grid Coordinates: 553146, 154151
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2659, 0.1938

Location: Tonbridge Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1JR

Locality: Sevenoaks
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN13 1JR

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Listing Text

(East Side)
TQ 5354/1/1 l3.4.5l
These consist of 2 buildings of similar design bordering the High Street on
either side of the centre school courtyard. Symmetrical 7.1.7. facade of 2
storeys with centre 3-storey pedimented feature (slightly projecting). Built
of coursed local ashlar stone blocks with flint infilling to mortar joints
and matching the centre school block. Modern ashlar dressing to recessed
alcoves. Continuous projecting stone plinth, carried across in front of school
yard as low screen wall, surmounted by early C19 cast iron railings. Moulded
wooden eaves and gutter. Ridge Welsh slate roof with both ends hipped.
Centre pedimented feature with rusticated stone archway with heavy C18
cast iron gates. Small square casement window over centre archway.
Projecting double stone band above in line with eaves of supporting wings.
Circular boarded window with square moulded stone surround in centre beneath
pediment. Centre pediment with painted wooden modillioned entablature and
raking cornice. Painted wooden mullioned and transomed casements. Recessed
round-headed stone alcoves in centre of 7-window facade on both floors.
Side elevation of both almshouse blocks facing inwards towards school courtyard
with recessed tripartite "Palladian Motif" panels on ground floor and square
projecting stone panel above. 6 stone chimney stacks symmetrically placed to
both almshouse blocks.

Sevenoaks School and Almshouses form a group (This does not include
the modern school buildings to the rear).

Listing NGR: TQ5314654151

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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