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Number 3 Including the Former Apple Store

A Grade II Listed Building in Sevenoaks, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2908 / 51°17'26"N

Longitude: 0.3032 / 0°18'11"E

OS Eastings: 560695

OS Northings: 157149

OS Grid: TQ606571

Mapcode National: GBR YB.H3Y

Mapcode Global: VHHPN.6TNB

Plus Code: 9F3278R3+87

Entry Name: Number 3 Including the Former Apple Store

Listing Date: 6 June 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480490

Location: Borough Green, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Borough Green

Built-Up Area: Borough Green

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Borough Green The Good Shepherd

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


191/5/10002 3
06-JUN-00 including the former Apple Store


Former outbuilding and cottage, later cottage and apple store. Early C19. Built mainly of Kentish ragstone with red brick dressings but inner wall to farmyard built of ironstone. Tiled roof hipped to street end and with off central chimneystack. Cottage of two storeys has one window, late C19 with cambered head to ground floor. Cambered left side doorcase with original architrave and C20 door. Side elevation has two blocked round headed openings. Between 1823 and 1849 the farm was owned by Edward Biggs an engineer who built in this building in the 1840s one of the first traction engines to be built in this country. He sold stone quarried from Oldbury Hill for use in roadbuilding and considered the carters were overcharging him. He built the traction engine to haul the stone and reduce his costs. As a result the carters reduced their rates and the traction engine was never used to transport the stone.

Listing NGR: TQ6069557149

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