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The Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Sevenoaks, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3075 / 51°18'27"N

Longitude: 0.3099 / 0°18'35"E

OS Eastings: 561102

OS Northings: 159025

OS Grid: TQ611590

Mapcode National: GBR Y9.JSF

Mapcode Global: VHHPN.BD5H

Plus Code: 9F328855+2X

Entry Name: The Almshouses

Listing Date: 30 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427548

Location: Wrotham, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Wrotham

Built-Up Area: Wrotham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Wrotham St George

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ6059-6159 WROTHAM C.P. ST MARY'S LANE
7/25 (west side)

The Almshouses, Nos
1-4, (Incl)
GV
II


Almshouse row. Dated 1806 by John Carter. Coursed galletted rubble stone with
ashlar dressings on ashlar plinth. Moulded cornice to slate hipped roof with
2 ridge stacks. Central pair of houses project slightly with dressed quoins.
1 storey; 4 pairs of lancet casements, divided by 3 lean-to projections, doubled in
centre, with 4 boarded doors facing each other in their sides. These entrance
projections seem to have been thrown forward at a later date, re-using drip-moulds
from window that they covered. Crest on central projection with inscription:
BENEVOLENTIA
HELENAE BETENSO
MDCCCVI

See The Gentleman's Magazine, 1817. (ii), 365; M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary
of British Architects, 1600 to 1840, 1978, 200.


Listing NGR: TQ6110159027

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