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The Chequers

A Grade II Listed Building in Lenham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2372 / 51°14'13"N

Longitude: 0.7186 / 0°43'6"E

OS Eastings: 589874

OS Northings: 152175

OS Grid: TQ898521

Mapcode National: GBR QT6.8JC

Mapcode Global: VHKK5.D5RF

Entry Name: The Chequers

Listing Date: 14 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173963

Location: Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Lenham

Built-Up Area: Lenham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 8952
(central island)
10/227 The Chequers
Possibly Market Hall, Inn and Stables by Mid C18, now Cafe and Garage.
Late C16 with C19 and late C20 alterations. Timber-framed core.
Ground floor brick in Flemish bond, first floor formerly tile-
hung, now weatherboarded. Plain tile roof. 2, probably separately
framed, buildings; that to left L-plan, with rear wing to right
possibly added in late C18 or early C19, that to right at right-
angles, parallel to wing of other. 2 storeys, left range with
hipped roof which returns along right side of rear wing. Right
range hipped to front and rear. Shouldered red brick stack towards
centre of front elevation of left range. Large red brick stack
removed from right end of left section (photograph in possession
of owner). Irregular fenestration of 4 glazing bar sashes, some
late C20. Boarded door to garage with narrow 2-light fanlight
over to left of left range. Half-glazed door with flat hood at right
end of left range, and boarded door with flat hood to right of
centre of right side elevation of right range. Interior: Jowled wall-
posts, first-floor tension braces. Ground-floor joists in 4 directions.
Some C19 boarded ceilings. Large well, possibly the Town Well,
in ground floor, now blocked.

Listing NGR: TQ8985252149

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