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The Old House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sevenoaks, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2679 / 51°16'4"N

Longitude: 0.194 / 0°11'38"E

OS Eastings: 553159

OS Northings: 154372

OS Grid: TQ531543

Mapcode National: GBR MN4.FWQ

Mapcode Global: VHHPS.9DYC

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172184

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)
No 18
(The Old House)
TQ 5354/1/8 13.4.51
II* GV
2.
Circa 1700. Symmetrical 3.1.3 window facade of 2 storeys with centre
pedimented projection. Red brick with blue headers. Flat arches over
windows of rubbed red headers. Random stone plinth with red brick quoins
and dressings to basement windows. Continuous moulded brick band above
ground floor windows with lead arch of rubbed red headers to extreme left
above moulded brick band with projecting moulded brick voussoir in centre.
This probably indicates that the elevation has been altered at some time
and that there was originally a covered yard entrance to extreme left
giving access to stables to rear. Heavy, projecting, painted, wooden,
moulded, modillioned cornice with concealed boxed leaded gutter and
modillioned pediment in centre. Hipped Welsh slate roof with lead ridges
and hips. Side elevations with tiled roof. 2 brick stacks symmetrically
placed. 4 flat-roofed leaded dormers containing plain wooden casements.
Centre C18 panelled door (up 3 stone steps) in moulded doorcase with fanlight
over. Fluted Doric pilasters on either side of door with moulded bases and
capitals supporting dentilled entablature with triglyph frieze and bowed
dentilled pediment above with panelled soffit. Small oval windows with leaded
tracery, on either side of doorway. Surround to oval windows of rubbed red
headers. 3 sash windows to left on grounds floor with glazing bars intact in
moulded exposed frames. 2 similar sash windows to right on ground floor. The
third corresponding window to right on ground floor has been divided into 2
slit sash windows with centre mullion. Another small slit sash window has
been added to extreme right. First floor with centre sash window over door
With glazing bars with hinged casement window inserted on the outside. This
centre window is in recessed brick panel. 2 oval windows on either side of
centre window, similar to those on either side of doorway on ground floor. 3
sash windows to left on first floor with hinged outer casements. 3 sash
windows to right in moulded exposed frames. Painted wooden palings in front
of building bordering the street with 4 basement windows and areas. Flat
segmental brick arches over basement windows. Late C18 red brick addition to
right of main elevation, of 2 storeys with moulded wooden eaves and gutter,
and ridge tile roof hipped to right. 2 wide C18 sash windows with glazing
bars on ground floor, One similar sash window on first floor. Short brick
screen wall to extreme right with C18 century panelled and studded door giving
access to passageway at side.

Nos 6 to 24 (even) form a group.


Listing NGR: TQ5315954372

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