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Hever Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2688 / 51°16'7"N

Longitude: 0.5111 / 0°30'39"E

OS Eastings: 575268

OS Northings: 155180

OS Grid: TQ752551

Mapcode National: GBR PR6.J00

Mapcode Global: VHJMD.TC1N

Plus Code: 9F327G96+GC

Entry Name: Hever Lodge

Listing Date: 4 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266216

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422240

Location: Fant, Maidstone, Kent, ME16

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Electoral Ward/Division: Fant

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Tagged with: Gatehouse

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9/388 Hever Lodge

House. Dated 1851.Buff-coloured stock brick with red brick dressings. Steeply
pitched fishscale slate roof with moulded terracotta crow-stepped gable ends.
Stock brick gable end stacks with red brick dressings, the shafts rising from
corbels at lower level.

Plan. Asymmetrical plan with 2 principal front rooms with a 3-storey porch
between.The larger room to the right has a wing behind with a 2-storey loggia
on its outer right hand side and a stair turret in the angle on the left side.
The back doorway is through a 2-storey porch on the left side of the rear wing
adjacent to the stair turret. Tudor Gothic style.

Exterior: 2-storeys and attic. Asymmetrical 3-bay west front with a doorway
to the left of centre in a tall narrow 3-storey porch with a crow-stepped gable. 4
centred brick arch with a hoodmould, crenellation above and diagonal buttresses
at the base. To the right a similar but wider crow-stepped gable and canted
stone bay window on the ground floor, 3-light window on the first floor and 2-
light attic window. To the left of the porch a shallow projecting bay on the
ground floor with a hoodmould over a 2-light window and a 2-light first floor
window above. All the windows on the front have moulded red brick 4-centred
arch lights, hoodmoulds and casements.

The right hand (south) side the shaft of the gable end stack rises from the
first floor level on corbels. The shaft is flanked by small attic lancets with
diamond panes, but the windows below are C20 casements. The rear wing to the
right has a 2-bay loggia on ground and first floors, gabled above and with 4-
centred brick arches with buttresses between and on the corner. The ground
floor loggia has been infilled with C20 glazing.

The left handside has an octagonal crenellated stair turret in the angle with
the rear wing and a 2-storey porch to the left with a corbelled parapet and
an arched doorway with a crow-stepped gable above. Over the doorway a tablet
inscribed "I.L.[said to be Isaac Lawrence] 1851". The north gable end of the
front range to the right has small lancet stair windows on its left hand corner,
2-light attic window to the left of the thin shaft of the stack.

Interior not inspected. It has been divided into flats but might have features
of interest including a newel staircase in the turret.

Listing NGR: TQ7526855180

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