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Latitude: 51.2659 / 51°15'57"N
Longitude: 0.1938 / 0°11'37"E
OS Eastings: 553146
OS Northings: 154151
OS Grid: TQ531541
Mapcode National: GBR MN4.FV7
Mapcode Global: VHHPS.9FSW
Plus Code: 9F32758V+9G
Entry Name: Almshouses
Listing Date: 13 April 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1086007
English Heritage Legacy ID: 172175
Location: Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13
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
TQ 5354/1/1 l3.4.5l
These consist of 2 buildings of similar design bordering the High Street on
either side of the centre school courtyard. Symmetrical 7.1.7. facade of 2
storeys with centre 3-storey pedimented feature (slightly projecting). Built
of coursed local ashlar stone blocks with flint infilling to mortar joints
and matching the centre school block. Modern ashlar dressing to recessed
alcoves. Continuous projecting stone plinth, carried across in front of school
yard as low screen wall, surmounted by early C19 cast iron railings. Moulded
wooden eaves and gutter. Ridge Welsh slate roof with both ends hipped.
Centre pedimented feature with rusticated stone archway with heavy C18
cast iron gates. Small square casement window over centre archway.
Projecting double stone band above in line with eaves of supporting wings.
Circular boarded window with square moulded stone surround in centre beneath
pediment. Centre pediment with painted wooden modillioned entablature and
raking cornice. Painted wooden mullioned and transomed casements. Recessed
round-headed stone alcoves in centre of 7-window facade on both floors.
Side elevation of both almshouse blocks facing inwards towards school courtyard
with recessed tripartite "Palladian Motif" panels on ground floor and square
projecting stone panel above. 6 stone chimney stacks symmetrically placed to
both almshouse blocks.
Sevenoaks School and Almshouses form a group (This does not include
the modern school buildings to the rear).
Listing NGR: TQ5314654151
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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