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Historic building in Sevenoaks High Street set for conversion

By Alan Smith

Sevenoaks council has received a planning application seeking permission to convert a redundant office building and a ragstone outbuilding at the rear into four flats.

The application is for No 48 High Street, Sevenoaks, a grade II listed building dating from the 17th century.

The building was once a pub - first the Carpenters Arms and then The Brickmakers Arms, and after the last war was the Top Of The Hill Cafe.

The historic building set for conversion

The historic building set for conversion

More recently it has been office accommodation with a residential use on one floor.

The applicants say the building has become dilapidated and cannot be sold or let in its present condition. They suggest conversion to residential use as a way to save the property and the barn in the yard at the rear.

For full details visit the Sevenoaks council website. Planning application 17/01721 refers.

 

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