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Bee House in Walled Garden

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chevening, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2995 / 51°17'58"N

Longitude: 0.1264 / 0°7'35"E

OS Eastings: 548340

OS Northings: 157740

OS Grid: TQ483577

Mapcode National: GBR RF.SNB

Mapcode Global: VHHPK.4LPP

Plus Code: 9F3274XG+QH

Entry Name: Bee House in Walled Garden

Listing Date: 14 July 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449132

Location: Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Chevening

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Chevening St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Bee House in Walled

TQ 45 NE

Bee house. c1850. Small weatherboarded building in Gothic style with hipped
slate roof. North west side has central pointed arched door about 5 feet
high with plank door. 2 pointed arched window openings, unglazed, with sliding
wooden shutters behind. Ends have similar windows. Interior has roof with
ridge piece and collar beam and end diagonal tension braces. Tiled floor.
Shelf on 3 sides about 1 foot from ground on which the hives were placed.
The south east side has one board which could be raised from the outside
to permit the bees to enter and leave their hives. An extremely rare survival.

Listing NGR: TQ4871757714

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