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The Chequers, Lenham

Description: The Chequers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 173963

OS Grid Reference: TQ8987452175
OS Grid Coordinates: 589874, 152175
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2372, 0.7186

Location: Faversham Road, Lenham, Kent ME17 2QH

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

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Listing Text

TQ 8952
(central island)
10/227 The Chequers
Possibly Market Hall, Inn and Stables by Mid C18, now Cafe and Garage.
Late C16 with C19 and late C20 alterations. Timber-framed core.
Ground floor brick in Flemish bond, first floor formerly tile-
hung, now weatherboarded. Plain tile roof. 2, probably separately
framed, buildings; that to left L-plan, with rear wing to right
possibly added in late C18 or early C19, that to right at right-
angles, parallel to wing of other. 2 storeys, left range with
hipped roof which returns along right side of rear wing. Right
range hipped to front and rear. Shouldered red brick stack towards
centre of front elevation of left range. Large red brick stack
removed from right end of left section (photograph in possession
of owner). Irregular fenestration of 4 glazing bar sashes, some
late C20. Boarded door to garage with narrow 2-light fanlight
over to left of left range. Half-glazed door with flat hood at right
end of left range, and boarded door with flat hood to right of
centre of right side elevation of right range. Interior: Jowled wall-
posts, first-floor tension braces. Ground-floor joists in 4 directions.
Some C19 boarded ceilings. Large well, possibly the Town Well,
in ground floor, now blocked.

Listing NGR: TQ8985252149

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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