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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1069425


Grove Cottage, Western Link, Faversham, ME13 7UA

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Swale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Faversham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Aug-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 175952

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/09/2014

TR 0062 5/256 1103


(Formerly listed as Nos 1 & 2 (Grove Cottages) , OARE ROAD (West Side), DAVINGTON)


Pair of cottages on gunpowder works, now one house. Early/mid C18, altered late C19. Brick footings, weatherboarded timber frame above, central ridge stack and tiled half-hipped roof.

PLAN: Single-depth plan with rear outshut.

EXTERIOR: 2 storey - 4 window range, formerly each house of 2 windows, with central doorway, now only right-hand survives; 6/6-pane casements, with 4/4-pane casements in 4 hipped dormers.

INTERIOR: Altered 1990s.

HISTORY: The Oare Gunpowder Works was working from the C18 and underwent continuous development until 1936 when it closed. It included three houses at the NE end occupied by staff of the Works, which are the only surviving standing remains of the C18 Works.

(Cocroft, W, 'Oare Gunpowder Works', Faversham Papers in association with RCHME, N° 39, p28, 1994; Percival, A J, 'The Faversham Gunpowder Industry and its development', Faversham Papers, N° 4 3rd Ed. 1986)

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National Grid Reference: TR 00577 62703


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