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No 4, Peter Jones Opticians, and Premises to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Staplehurst, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1584 / 51°9'30"N

Longitude: 0.5526 / 0°33'9"E

OS Eastings: 578594

OS Northings: 143000

OS Grid: TQ785430

Mapcode National: GBR PSM.8K3

Mapcode Global: VHJN0.J4HT

Entry Name: No 4, Peter Jones Opticians, and Premises to Rear

Listing Date: 25 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174587

Location: Staplehurst, Maidstone, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Staplehurst

Built-Up Area: Staplehurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

STAPLEHURST HIGH STREET
TQ 7843 & TQ 74 SE (East side)

3/121 & 5/121 No. 4 (also known
as 4 Church Hill
Cottages), Peter
Jones Opticians,
and premises to
rear.

GV II

House, with shop and offices. Late C16 or early C17, with C18 wing,
mid C19 facade, and later alterations. Ground floor red brick in
Flemish bond, first floor tile-hung. Plain tile roof. 3 timber-
framed bays. 2 storeys, attic and cellars. Formerly jettied at
least to rear to left. Gabled. Red and grey brick ridge stack
towards left end, slender gable-end stack to right and rear stack
to right. 2 gabled dormers with 2-light casements. Irregular
fenestration of 3 sashes; two 4-pane towards left end and one 16-
pane towards right end. Cambered head to right ground-floor window.
Half-glazed door, with cambered head, up 1 step towards left end to
Peter Jones, and half-glazed door up 2 steps towards centre, to No.
4. Two-storey single-bay C18 rear wing to left, with red and grey
brick ground floor, tile-hung first floor, hipped plain-tile roof,
projecting gable-end stack, 16-pane rear gable end sash, and door to
left side. Shorter 2-storey rear wing towards centre, with 2-storey
lean-to in same materials to its long right side; ground floor red
and grey brick in English bond, first floor weatherboarded, half-
hipped plain tile roof. Interior: only partly inspected. Exposed
framing to first floor, with gunstock-jowled posts, arch braces, and
shutter groove. Exposed former rear jetty.


Listing NGR: TQ7862443488

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