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Description: Lurcocks of Lenham and the Bow Window
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 173967
OS Grid Reference: TQ8985152221
OS Grid Coordinates: 589851, 152221
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2376, 0.7183
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LENHAM THE SQUARE
TQ 8952 (west side)
10/149 Lurcocks of Lenham
26.4.68. and the Bow Window
(Formerly listed as
premises of William
2 Houses, now overlapping Shop and hairdresser's, with accommodation
over shop. House to left (Lurcocks of Lenham): Early C16 or
earlier with mid-to-late C16 addition, and early C18 and C19
alterations. Timber framed, front elevation weatherboarded, sides
with exposed studding and plaster infilling. Plain tile roof. At
right-angles to road. 5 bays long; 3 early C16 bays, and 2, to rear,
mid-to-late C16. 2 storeys and garret. Roof half-hipped with
gablet. Small 2-light horizontally-sliding sash to garret and
rectangular first-floor bay window with corniced top. C19
ground-floor shop front with door. Interior: Exposed timbers.
Plain crown-post with 2 upward and 2 downward braces. Reversed
assembly in east gable end. Fragment of timber firehood. Small
early window with leaded lights in north wall. C18 panelling,
cornice ceiling beams;and windows with thick glazing bars on first
floor. First floor originally jettied to front. House to right
(The Bow Window): left-hand ground-floor bay used by Lurcocks. Mid
C15 with C16 and early C18 alterations, and facade of 2 periods
in early C19. Left 1/3 chequered red and grey brick, right 2/3 red
brick in Flemish bond. Plain tile roof.Wealden, with hall of
2 unequal bays and one storeyed bay to left end (and possibly
another to right, since demolished). 2 storeys and attic with
plain wood eaves cornice. Red brick stack to left and brick ridge
stack slightly off-centre to left. Hipped dormer towards right
end. Irregular fenestration of 2 recessed 2-light glazing-bar case-
ments to right and one recessed glazing-bar sash to left. Bowed
Shop window to right on ground floor, and small bow window recessed
within brick archtrave to left, between left end and passage doors.
Panelled door to left end with recessed semi-circular panel above
with rubbed brick voussoirs springing from plain imposts. Boarded
door to passage, probably original cross-passage position, at left
end of shorter left bay of hall. Half-glazed door with plain semi-
circular brick head to right of passage. Interior: Moulded crown
post on cambered tie-beam with solid hollow-chamfered braces and
fillet. Ogee partition braces. Brattished moulded end-of-hall
beam to right. Early C18 attic door with thick glazing bars. Exposed
beams and posts.
Listing NGR: TQ8984752217
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Source: English Heritage
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