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The Vicarage and Vicarage Flat Above

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westerham, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2666 / 51°15'59"N

Longitude: 0.0738 / 0°4'25"E

OS Eastings: 544775

OS Northings: 153979

OS Grid: TQ447539

Mapcode National: GBR LLN.FH1

Mapcode Global: VHHPQ.7FCD

Entry Name: The Vicarage and Vicarage Flat Above

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 448952

Location: Westerham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN16

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Westerham

Built-Up Area: Westerham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Westerham St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

1.
5280 WESTERHAM WESTERHAM
Vicarage Hill
(South Side)

The Vicarage
and Vicarage Flat above
TQ 4453 36/1460 10.9.54.

II*


2.
C15 or earlier hall house of Wealden shape, much altered. Front elevation of
2 storeys and attic, 4 windows. High pitched roof now covered in graduated
slates. End chimney showing some old brick. 4 modern flat dormers and skylight.
Eaves soffit, very deep over set back centre part. Whole front refaced in mathematical
tiles in C18, and now painted white. 4 modern casements, irregularly placed,
on 1st floor. On ground floor 6 sash windows, 4 with C18 glazing bars. Modern
gabled porch in centre.
Inside hall has had 1st floor inserted but remains of screens passage visible
as 2 heavy wood-framed doorways with 4-centred wood heads inserted somewhat
later. Massive threshhold below. Much exposed timber including great tie beam
and crown post (which has lost 2 braces) and?old plank floors. Also several
old brick fireplaces. C19 south extensions. The house has been in continuous
use as a Vicarage at least since the C15. It is also the birthplace of General
Wolfe.


Listing NGR: TQ4477553979

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

Description

1.
5280 WESTERHAM WESTERHAM
Vicarage Hill
(South Side)

The Vicarage
and Vicarage Flat above
TQ 4453 36/1460 10.9.54.

II*


2.
C15 or earlier hall house of Wealden shape, much altered. Front elevation of
2 storeys and attic, 4 windows. High pitched roof now covered in graduated
slates. End chimney showing some old brick. 4 modern flat dormers and skylight.
Eaves soffit, very deep over set back centre part. Whole front refaced in mathematical
tiles in C18, and now painted white. 4 modern casements, irregularly placed,
on 1st floor. On ground floor 6 sash windows, 4 with C18 glazing bars. Modern
gabled porch in centre.
Inside hall has had 1st floor inserted but remains of screens passage visible
as 2 heavy wood-framed doorways with 4-centred wood heads inserted somewhat
later. Massive threshhold below. Much exposed timber including great tie beam
and crown post (which has lost 2 braces) and?old plank floors. Also several
old brick fireplaces. C19 south extensions. The house has been in continuous
use as a Vicarage at least since the C15. It is also the birthplace of General
Wolfe.


Listing NGR: TQ4477553979

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