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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1069425
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175952
Location: Faversham, Swale, Kent, ME13
Civil Parish: Faversham
Built-Up Area: Faversham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/09/2014
TR 0062 5/256
(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)
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