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Corner House Lenham Greengrocers Rebecca's Antiques and Furnishings, Lenham

Description: Corner House Lenham Greengrocers Rebecca's Antiques and Furnishings

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173968

OS Grid Reference: TQ8986752214
OS Grid Coordinates: 589867, 152214
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2375, 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 (north side)

10/148 Corner House,
Rebecca's Antiques
20.10.52. and Furnishings, Lenham
Greengrocers and
No. 7. (Formerly
listed as Corner
House, No la)

Incorporates Faversham Road, Nos. 2 and 4. House or houses and
shop; ground floor of north end of Faversham Road range once
stables; now houses and shops. Right cross-wing (no. 7)
early-to-mid C15, rest mid-to-late C15, with late C16, C18 and C19
alterations. Timber framed, partly plastered, partly with plaster
infilling, and plain tile roof. Right cross-wing storeyed, 2 timber-
framed bays deep, possibly originally with shop to right side of
ground floor. Rest Wealden built against, cross-wing, separately
framed, of 2 unequal bays, with storeyed bay to left end, on
corner. Rear range to left, fronting Faversham Road, 3 or 4 bays,
with corridor down right (rear) side. C18 stair turret in angle
between 2 ranges. 2 storeys and cellar. Elevation to Square has
wide, and deeply jettied, end bay, with jetty returned along side
elevation on moulded dragon post. Right cross wing much narrower,
with underbuilt jetty and jettied eaves (with inner and outer wall-
plate), bradly-spaced studs and 2 tension braces. Left bay of hall
close-studded on first floor, right bay has horizontal rail half way
up first floor. Inner wall-plate slightly lower than flying wall-
plate, with curved brace to latter on left side and solid bracket
beneath central tie-beam. Roof hipped to left, with gablet, returning
along left-side elevation, and hipped to junction with cross-wing
to right. Cross-wing roof hipped to Square, projecting slightly
beyond rest of range; with gablet. Small red brick stack to left
end. Irregular fenestration of 3 windows; one 3-light casement
to left bay, one C20 3-light casement to left bay of hall and one
4-light ovolo-moulded mullion window to cross-wing. Ground floor
has C19 canted bay window to left bay. Ground floor of hall
canopied out to same plane as jetties, with 2 C19 shop bay windows,
that to left with shaped brackets under, both over weatherboarding. C19
baby window beneath right jetty with vertical wooden cellar hatches
under. 4-centred arched door-head with hollow spandrels to right end
of left, jettied; bay, with half-glazed and panelled door. Half-
glazed and panelled door to left end of right bay of hall. Boarded
door to left end of cross-wing. Elevation to Faversham Road:
bracketted jetty with moulded fascia board, underbuilt at left end
in painted brick. Broadly-spaced with ogee tension braces to right end
bay. Roof hipped with gablet to left. Large brick stack in front slope
of roof at junction with range to Square, and smaller brick stack to
left end. Irregular fenestration of 3 first-floor casements. Traces
of earlier windows including partially blocked 8-light ovolo-moulded
mullion window towards centre of first floor. Boarded doors with flat
bracketted hoods, to No. 2 to left of centre, and to No. 4 at left
end. Weatherboarded lean-to to left end. Interior: Right cross-
wing has moulded crown-post, and fragment of diamond mullion in front
elevation. Moulded crown-posts to hall and rear range, latter
with cambered, hollow-chamfered tie-beam. 4-centred arched door-
head in partition to left end of hall. 2 late C16 and one early C17
moulded stone fireplace surrounds to inserted stack between front
and rear ranges. Substantial remains of painted plaster panel with
Latin verse and fleur-de-lys in reddish ochre in front first floor
room ofrear range; other panels said to have been covered. Exposed
timbers. MHLG Provisional List notes, upstairs in Corner House,
"an iron door, now papered over, with a Latin inscription".

Listing NGR: TQ8987252224

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Source: English Heritage

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