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Description: No 10 and Hand Rails and Railings Attached
The Caravel Hotel
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 173969
OS Grid Reference: TQ8988352205
OS Grid Coordinates: 589883, 152205
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2374, 0.7187
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LENHAM THE SQUARE
TQ 8952 (north side)
10/231 The Caravel Hotel, No. 10
and Hand-rails and
26.4.68. Railings attached.
(formerly listed as
the Lynes Woodshop, No. 9
and No. 10)
House, once 2 houses and shop, now Hotel and house. C15, with late C16
alterations, and early-to-mid C19 alterations and partial rebuilding.
Painted tile-hanging to hall range and left end bay (Caravel
Hotel), with plain tile roof. Right end bay (No. 10) red brick to
front, left side tile-hung on 2nd floor, slate roof. Rear ground and
first-floor walls of hall range and No. 10 flint and stone with
stone dressings. Wealden of which 2 unequal-length bays of hall survive.
Front of hall built out in late C16. Left and right end bays rebuilt with
3 storeys in 2 periods in early-to-mid C19, with left end bay projecting
slightly. Left end bay and No. 10 3 storeys, No. 10 with basement. Hall
range 2 storeys and attics. Moulded wood eaves cornice to left bay
and plain projecting eaves to right. End bays hipped to Square.
Red brick stack to rear of left bay of hall and gault brick stack to
rear of No. 10. Hall range has 2 hipped dormers. Irregular fenestration
of one sash to 2nd floor and on glazing-bar sash to first floor of
left end bay, 2 first-floor glazing-bar sashes to first floor of hall
range, and one glazing-bar sash with rubbed brick voussoirs to each of
upper floors of No. 10. Tripartite ground-floor window to No. 10 with
rubbed brick voussoirs rising to segment over central light. Canted bay
shop window to right of hall range, with modillioned cornice which
continues to left to form continuous canopy over doors. Recessed panelled
door with 2 glazed lights to left end bay of Hotel, up 3 steps, with
curved iron hand-rails. Doorcase with reeded pilasters, patterae, and
frieze. 2 C20 doors to hall range, one glazed to left, and one half-
glazed and panelled to left of centre. Recessed half-glazed door to No.
10 up 4 steps with handrail either side which returns to right as spear-
headed area railings. Architrave with reeded pilasters and flat
corniced hood. Later additions to rear. Interior: Moulded crown-post
with remains of heavily moulded cambered tie-beam to hall range. Inserted hall
floor late C16, with multiple roll mouldings to axial beam and joists, C16
first-floor front wall posts to former hall with splayed bases. Arch-braced
studded wall of a separately-framed right end bay or cross-wing survives
embedded in wall between hall range and early C19 right end bay. C19
features to No. 10.
Listing NGR: TQ8988652203
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