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Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sevenoaks, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2659 / 51°15'57"N

Longitude: 0.1938 / 0°11'37"E

OS Eastings: 553146

OS Northings: 154151

OS Grid: TQ531541

Mapcode National: GBR MN4.FV7

Mapcode Global: VHHPS.9FSW

Entry Name: Almshouses

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086007

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172175

Location: Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Sevenoaks

Built-Up Area: Sevenoaks

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Sevenoaks St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

HIGH STREET
1.
1614
(East Side)
Almshouses
TQ 5354/1/1 l3.4.5l
II* GV
2.
These consist of 2 buildings of similar design bordering the High Street on
either side of the centre school courtyard. Symmetrical 7.1.7. facade of 2
storeys with centre 3-storey pedimented feature (slightly projecting). Built
of coursed local ashlar stone blocks with flint infilling to mortar joints
and matching the centre school block. Modern ashlar dressing to recessed
alcoves. Continuous projecting stone plinth, carried across in front of school
yard as low screen wall, surmounted by early C19 cast iron railings. Moulded
wooden eaves and gutter. Ridge Welsh slate roof with both ends hipped.
Centre pedimented feature with rusticated stone archway with heavy C18
cast iron gates. Small square casement window over centre archway.
Projecting double stone band above in line with eaves of supporting wings.
Circular boarded window with square moulded stone surround in centre beneath
pediment. Centre pediment with painted wooden modillioned entablature and
raking cornice. Painted wooden mullioned and transomed casements. Recessed
round-headed stone alcoves in centre of 7-window facade on both floors.
Side elevation of both almshouse blocks facing inwards towards school courtyard
with recessed tripartite "Palladian Motif" panels on ground floor and square
projecting stone panel above. 6 stone chimney stacks symmetrically placed to
both almshouse blocks.

Sevenoaks School and Almshouses form a group (This does not include
the modern school buildings to the rear).


Listing NGR: TQ5314654151

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