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The Lock-Up or Mortuary, Lenham

Description: The Lock-Up or Mortuary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173888

OS Grid Reference: TQ8986452239
OS Grid Coordinates: 589864, 152239
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2377, 0.7185

Location: 14 Faversham Road, Lenham, Kent ME17 2PN

Locality: Lenham
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 2PN

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Listing Text

TQ 8952 (west side)

10/153 The Lock-Up or
Mortuary, later used as Lock-up, now store. Early C18. Coursed
stone with plain tile roof. At right-angles to road, with stone north
side wall continued as rear ground-floor wall of north row
of Douglas Almshouses. Single storey on moulded plinth, top of
which is now at ground level. Projecting stone band circa 3'6" from
ground. Wall canted out slightly between band and plinth. Tall
recessed door to street, with semi-circular stone head springing
from fluted impost bands. Outer arch of heavy, projecting,
rusticated stone voussoirs with large keystones breaking into
base of pediment. Triangular pediment with projecting stone
coping surmounted by squat stone cross. Wooden double doors
to left end of left side elevation. Associated with an early C18
workhouse on the site, since demolished. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ8986452239

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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