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Ye Olde Chequers Inn, Tonbridge

Description: Ye Olde Chequers Inn

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 178693

OS Grid Reference: TQ5905946583
OS Grid Coordinates: 559059, 146583
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1963, 0.2751

Location: High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1AS

Locality: Tonbridge
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN9 1AS

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Listing Text

1732 (West Side)

No 122 (Ye Olde Chequers Inn)
TQ 5946 NW 3/23 8.5.50.


Very good example of a C15 timber-framed building. 3 storeys. 5 windows.
Built in 4 sections, 2 projecting, 2 recessed. The southernmost section has
the top of a pointed arch leading to the basement and now a shoot for goods;
ground floor studded with an oriel window of 6 lights with wooden mullions
and transom, cove beneath it and moulded cornice over; first floor projecting
on the protruding ends of the floor Joists and brackets with wide curved
braces and modern casement windows with lozenge-shaped panes; second floor
similarly projecting with gable above having decorative curved timbers arranged
in the opposite way to the braces and forming a semi-circle, also cusped
bargeboards. The second section is recessed but the ground floor is now built
out with a modern window, above studded with 5-light modern casement window
and a dormer. The third section containing the doorways has a first floor
projecting on brackets with a cove beneath, curved braces, a sash window and
a dormer with casement window. The north section had its first floor formerly
jettied on the projecting ends of the floor but the ground floor is now under-
built with 2 modern windows; curved braces and 2 sash windows on first floor;
gable above but lower than the other with 1 casement window, curved timbers
arranged the opposite way to the braces below and cusped bargeboards. Tiled
roof. Glazing bars intact in the sash windows. 2 modern doorways.

Nos 122, 124, 126, 126A and 128 together form a group

Listing NGR: TQ5905646586

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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