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Honeywood, Lenham

Description: Honeywood

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173915

OS Grid Reference: TQ8968952047
OS Grid Coordinates: 589689, 152047
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2361, 0.7159

Location: 50 High Street, Lenham ME17 2QB

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

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Listing Text

TQ 8952 (north side)

10/180 No. 56 (Honeywood)
(formerly listed
20.10.52. as High House)

House. 1621 for Anthony Honeywood. Timber framed with plaster
infilling and plain tile roof. Part of ground floor of side
elevations refaced in brick. Compactly symmetrical lobby
entry house of 3 bays, including acentral stack bay. 2 storeys
and attics, on plinth. Close-studded, with rendered attic gable
to each outer bay of front elevation and to each side elevation.
First floor and all attic gables jettied, with moulded bressumers.
Gables have carved bargeboards with pendants. Central brick
ridge stack with moulded plinth and 6 octagonal flues. Ovolo-
moulded mullion windows throughout; one small 2-light window
towards top of each attic gable, one 3-light window to central
bay on first floor, one rectangular mullioned and transomed oriel
of 10 lights to left bay, and one of 8 lights to right bay, with
a 2-light frieze window on either side of each oriel. Ground-
floor oriels follow the same pattern. All jetties and 1st floor oriels have
carved brackets, some with grotesques. Central ribbed door.
Small brick panels under ground-floor oriels inscribed "AH"
and "1621". Interior: moulded architraves to doors, with finely-
carved chamfer-stops. Side purlin roof with collars. Exposed
timbers. Originally residence of Governor of the Honeywood
Charity, founded by Anthony Honeywood in 1621. Almshouses lie to
east, (not listed). ( J. Newman: West Kent and the Weald, 1980

Listing NGR: TQ8969252049

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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