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14, 15 and 16, the Square, Lenham

Description: 14, 15 and 16, the Square

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173972

OS Grid Reference: TQ8992052178
OS Grid Coordinates: 589920, 152178
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2372, 0.7193

Location: Old Ashford Road, Lenham, Kent ME17 2PQ

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

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Listing Text

TQ 8952 (east side)

10/234 Nos. 14, 15 and 16
(Formerly listed as
20.10.52. Wickham House and the
adjoining house)

House, now house row. Mid C15 with early C18 facade and early
C19 alterations. Timber framed, 3/4 clad in chequered red and grey
brick in the early-to-mid C18, left end bay early C19, red brick
on ground floor with mathematical tiling above. Plain tile roof.
Large Wealden with hall of 2 roughly equal bays and one storeyed
bay to either end. Recess retained but jetties underbuilt. Rear
wing to No. 16 to right and C18 rear wing to No.14 to left, connecting
front range to possible former stables and forming courtyard.
2 storeys, attics and cellar on plinth, with plat band to all
but left end bay. Moulded wood eaves cornice across whole of
front elevation, with plain modillions under it in recess. Half-
hipped roof. 3 red brick stacks; one small stack projecting to left
gable end, multiple central brick ridge stack, and large projecting
stack to right end. 3 dormers with triangular modillioned pediments,
spanning Nos. 15 and 16 only. Irregular fenestration of 6
windows, one C19 3-light casement to left end,3 sashes with thick
glazing bars to central recess, and 2 glazing-bar sashes to right
end bay. Ground floor windows have rubbed brick voussoirs. Boarded
door to No. 14 in left gable end, door to No. 15 with 4 fielded
panels, 2 top lights and plain rectangular fanlight in early C19.
Chequered red and grey brick porch with moulded brick cornice,
beneath stack, off-centre to right of recess. Door to No. 16
up 3 steps, with 3 panels and 3 vertical top lights, with Doric
pilasters carrying plain entablature and short flat hood. Interior
No. 15: central truss with hollow chamfer to post and very large
braces. Ogee end-of-hall braces. Original cellar (unusual) beneath
right end bay (no. 16). Exposed timbers. C15, late C16/early C17,
C18 and C19 features. Interiors Nos. 14 and 16 not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ8992152185

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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