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The Lock-Up or Mortuary

A Grade II Listed Building in Lenham, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2377 / 51°14'15"N

Longitude: 0.7185 / 0°43'6"E

OS Eastings: 589864

OS Northings: 152239

OS Grid: TQ898522

Mapcode National: GBR QT6.8H1

Mapcode Global: VHKK5.D4PZ

Entry Name: The Lock-Up or Mortuary

Listing Date: 20 October 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173888

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

LENHAM FAVERSHAM ROAD
TQ 8952 (west side)

10/153 The Lock-Up or
Mortuary
20.10.52.
GV II
Mortuary, later used as Lock-up, now store. Early C18. Coursed
stone with plain tile roof. At right-angles to road, with stone north
side wall continued as rear ground-floor wall of north row
of Douglas Almshouses. Single storey on moulded plinth, top of
which is now at ground level. Projecting stone band circa 3'6" from
ground. Wall canted out slightly between band and plinth. Tall
recessed door to street, with semi-circular stone head springing
from fluted impost bands. Outer arch of heavy, projecting,
rusticated stone voussoirs with large keystones breaking into
base of pediment. Triangular pediment with projecting stone
coping surmounted by squat stone cross. Wooden double doors
to left end of left side elevation. Associated with an early C18
workhouse on the site, since demolished. Scheduled Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: TQ8986452239

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