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D M Sayer and Co E E Pilbeam The Saxon Bower, Lenham

Description: D M Sayer and Co E E Pilbeam The Saxon Bower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 173898

OS Grid Reference: TQ8983052141
OS Grid Coordinates: 589830, 152141
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2369, 0.7179

Location: High Street, Lenham, Kent ME17 2QD

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

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Listing Text

TQ 8952 (east side)

10/163 The Saxon Bower,
No. 1A (D.M. Sayer
& Co.) and No. 3
(E.E. Pilbeam)

Shop row with first-floor accommodation. Early C15 with C16
alterations and mid/late C19 facade and roof. Timber-framed
with part painted, part gault brick facade and slate roof. 2
formerly open bays of a wealden, in No. 1A and left half of No. 3
possibly with a further bay to right. 2 bays (The Saxon Bower)
to left of open hall rebuilt in C16. 2 storeys and attics(eaves
raised in C19). Roof continuous with Post Office to left but
left gable of Saxon Bower tile-hung, visible internally. Small
red brick stack in rear slope of roof to left end of No. 1A.
Larger rendered stack in front slope of roof towards left end
of No. 3. 3 plain irregularly-spaced dormers. Irregular
fenestration of 4 glazing bar sashes and one canted bay on first
floor. 4 C19 shop fronts (2 to No. 3) on ground floor. Half-
glazed door within shop front to centre of Saxon Bower. Half-
glazed door to right of No. 1A and to centre of No. 3, with flat
hoods with triglyphed frieze and paired modillions. Further
half-glazed door with semi-circular head, to centre of No. 3.
Door to right end of No.3 with fielded panels and 2 top lights,
frieze with triglyphs and paired modillions, and flat hood.
Interior: Exposed timbers. Very steeply cambered tie-beam to
central truss-of hall, ogee braces to partition, large fire-
place with moulded jambs and bressumer. Interior partly inspected.
Damaged by fire in 1930s.

Listing NGR: TQ8982952135

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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