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Grove Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Faversham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.328 / 51°19'40"N

Longitude: 0.8776 / 0°52'39"E

OS Eastings: 600577

OS Northings: 162703

OS Grid: TR005627

Mapcode National: GBR SVX.LQG

Mapcode Global: VHKJP.5W99

Entry Name: Grove Cottage

Listing Date: 3 August 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1069425

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175952

Location: Faversham, Swale, Kent, ME13

County: Kent

District: Swale

Civil Parish: Faversham

Built-Up Area: Faversham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/09/2014

TR 0062 5/256

Grove Cottage

(Formerly listed as Nos 1 & 2 (Grove Cottages) , OARE ROAD (West Side), DAVINGTON)


Pair of cottages on gunpowder works, now one house. Early/mid C18, altered late C19. Brick footings, weatherboarded timber frame above, central ridge stack and tiled half-hipped roof.

PLAN: Single-depth plan with rear outshut.

EXTERIOR: 2 storey - 4 window range, formerly each house of 2 windows, with central doorway, now only right-hand survives; 6/6-pane casements, with 4/4-pane casements in 4 hipped dormers.

INTERIOR: Altered 1990s.

HISTORY: The Oare Gunpowder Works was working from the C18 and underwent continuous development until 1936 when it closed. It included three houses at the NE end occupied by staff of the Works, which are the only surviving standing remains of the C18 Works.

(Cocroft, W, 'Oare Gunpowder Works', Faversham Papers in association with RCHME, N° 39, p28, 1994; Percival, A J, 'The Faversham Gunpowder Industry and its development', Faversham Papers, N° 4 3rd Ed. 1986)

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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