Town Survey Update 1998/2001

London Road West: Sheet sixteen

Building: 45 and 45A (Lime Tree Chambers) Photo: E8

History:

Flat roofed single storey building of about 1935 in front of Grade II listed 18 century house at 45A.

W J Walter Limited – art shop and picture framers.

No. 45A was A L South – solicitors.

Current Use:

45 45A london rd E8

No. 45 – Sevenoaks Art Shop – artists materials and picture framing.

No. 45A – Cleveland Bag Ltd – offices on first floor at rear.

Description:

No 45

Single glazed door in centre of shop front splayed sides single glazed display windows with square leaded lights in deep fanlights over in painted timber frames. Low brick stall risers with brick piers on each side of shop front and brick faced lintel over medium deep fascia over shop front with large ‘art nouveau’ style sign ‘Sevenoaks Art Shop’. Fixed blue canvas blind between fascia and windows.

Flat roof edged at front and on returns with clay tile ‘parapet’ supporting wrought iron railing.

No. 45A

18 century panelled door with bottle glass top lights in panelled pilastered frame with ferm leaf ornament and flat projecting moulded hood over (up four brick steps to door). First floor tile hung with lattice casements. Eaves and gutter. Hipped tiled roof (the elevation facing London Road is concealed behind large projecting one storey modern shop building).

Comment:

No. 45 undistinguished simple building which unfortunately largely conceals the Grade II listed building behind.

Importance:

No. 45 – C

No. 45A – A

Not included in previous survey.