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The Red House Including Entrance Gateway, Railings and Side Brick Walls to Forecourt

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sevenoaks, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2693 / 51°16'9"N

Longitude: 0.1937 / 0°11'37"E

OS Eastings: 553128

OS Northings: 154518

OS Grid: TQ531545

Mapcode National: GBR MN4.7T2

Mapcode Global: VHHPS.9CRB

Entry Name: The Red House Including Entrance Gateway, Railings and Side Brick Walls to Forecourt

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204275

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172190

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 50
(The Red House)
(Including entrance gateway
railings and side brick
walls to forecourt)
TQ 5354/1/14 13.4.51
II*
2.
Circa 1700. Symmetrical 1.7.1. facade of 2 storeys. Supporting wings either
side recessed. Red brick elevation with flat arches of rubbed red headers
over windows. Brick plinth. Moulded stone band above ground floor windows.
Heavy projecting moulded modillioned cornice with concealed leaded gutter.
Cornice with egg-and-dart moulding and carved and enriched console
brackets. Modillioned cornice returned at side of centre feature. Steep,
hipped tile roof with 3 flat-roofed leaded dormers containing square-paned
casements. Tall end brick stacks with connecting tiled stack ridges.
Supporting wings on either side with moulded plain modillioned eaves and
gutter and hipped, tiled roof. Moulded stone band above ground floor windows
and modillioned eaves at lower level than in centre. Centre C18 panelled
door (up 2 steps) with rectangular fanlight over with leaded tracery. Panelled
reveals and soffit to doorway. Slender fluted Doric columns on either side of
door supporting entablature with flat modillioned cornice. Sash windows
with bars intact in moulded exposed frames with ornamental sunblind cases.
Small brick moulded dressings around all window openings. Slit sash windows
on both floors at either end of centre feature. Windows of centre feature
closely spaced. Square, sash windows in painted wooden reveals on first
floor of supporting wings. Small quarter basement light to left of centre
door with flat segmental brick arch over. Ornamental C18 cast iron railings,
on brick plinth bordering the High Street with ornamental carriage entrance
gates to right and left. Railings and gates terminated at either end by
brick piers surmounted by stone coping and canon balls. Small gravel yard
in front of building with returned C18 brick side walls to right with modern
flat lintel arched opening.


Listing NGR: TQ5312854518

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