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Standard House, Faversham

Description: Standard House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 August 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 176012

OS Grid Reference: TR0203161993
OS Grid Coordinates: 602031, 161993
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3212, 0.8981

Location: Chambers Wharf Lane, Faversham, Kent ME13 7BS

Locality: Faversham
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME13 7BS

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
TR 0261 8/285 Standard House

The entry shall be amended to read:

House. Circa 1840-50, possibly about 1843 when the creek was improved. Rendered
brick. Plain tile roof with gabled ends. Rendered brick gable-end stacks. Plan:
L-shaped on plan, the main front range with 2 principal rooms heated from gable
end stacks, a central entrance and a service room in a 2-storey outshut behind
the left-hand room with a stack on its left side. The house is raised up on a base-
ment, presumably as a precaution against flooding at high tides. Exterior: 2
storeys, attic and basement. Symmetrical 3-window front, the centre first floor
window is narrower. The windows were boarded over at the time of the inspection
(August 1988) but if the original windows survive they would be sashes with glazing
bars as shown on a photograph of 1975. Central doorway with original wooden door-
case with deeply reeded pilasters, the mouldings continuing in the brackets
supporting a flat canopy with a modillion cornice and the original 6-panel door.
Two C20 flat-roof dormers at the front. The right hand end of the rear elevation
projects under a catslide roof and has sash windows with glazing bars. Interior:
not inspected but is expected to retain some C19 features. Note: The house might
have been the home of Samuel Matthew Goldfinch, Mayor of Faversham in the Late C19
and whose shipyard was nearby. His sailing barges were said to be of outstanding
quality and at least one made trans-Atlantic voyages.
Source: Information provided by the Faversham Society.


1. -------------
Standard House
[At end of Standard Quay
comprising premises of
Faversham Fencing Co Ltd]
TR 0261 8/285

C18. 2 storeys and attic; basement. 3 window bays. Tiled gabled roof
with flanking chimneys; 2 flat-roofed dormers. Rendered front. Windows
in reveals; glazing bars intact. Central doorway up flight of 7 steps.
6 flush panelled door in flush panelled reveals; fluted pilasters,
frieze and flat hood on shaped brackets over.

Listing NGR: TR0203161993

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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