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Ye Olde Chequers Inn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tonbridge, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1963 / 51°11'46"N

Longitude: 0.2751 / 0°16'30"E

OS Eastings: 559059

OS Northings: 146584

OS Grid: TQ590465

Mapcode National: GBR MP0.Y3G

Mapcode Global: VHHQ6.Q697

Entry Name: Ye Olde Chequers Inn

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1069979

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178693

Location: Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN9

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Town: Tonbridge and Malling

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Tonbridge

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tonbridge St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

1732 (West Side)

No 122 (Ye Olde Chequers Inn)
TQ 5946 NW 3/23 8.5.50.


Very good example of a C15 timber-framed building. 3 storeys. 5 windows.
Built in 4 sections, 2 projecting, 2 recessed. The southernmost section has
the top of a pointed arch leading to the basement and now a shoot for goods;
ground floor studded with an oriel window of 6 lights with wooden mullions
and transom, cove beneath it and moulded cornice over; first floor projecting
on the protruding ends of the floor Joists and brackets with wide curved
braces and modern casement windows with lozenge-shaped panes; second floor
similarly projecting with gable above having decorative curved timbers arranged
in the opposite way to the braces and forming a semi-circle, also cusped
bargeboards. The second section is recessed but the ground floor is now built
out with a modern window, above studded with 5-light modern casement window
and a dormer. The third section containing the doorways has a first floor
projecting on brackets with a cove beneath, curved braces, a sash window and
a dormer with casement window. The north section had its first floor formerly
jettied on the projecting ends of the floor but the ground floor is now under-
built with 2 modern windows; curved braces and 2 sash windows on first floor;
gable above but lower than the other with 1 casement window, curved timbers
arranged the opposite way to the braces below and cusped bargeboards. Tiled
roof. Glazing bars intact in the sash windows. 2 modern doorways.

Nos 122, 124, 126, 126A and 128 together form a group

Listing NGR: TQ5905646586

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

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