Some buildings are of national significance, most obviously Knole.

But there are others that are important in that they reflect the character of the town; are of historical significance, associated with local events, activities or famous people; or represent notable examples of an architect’s work.

They include:

  • ourtown1dThe Upper High Street (“There are more worthwhile buildings than in almost any other street in the county”. John Newman:“The Buildings of England, Kent:West and the Weald”,2012).*

o Significant buildings in The Upper High street include: The Red House, The Chantry, the Old Post Office and The Manor House

  • Sevenoaks School and almshouses
  • St Nicholas’ church
  • Six Bells Lane
  • The Bishop’s House
  • The Shambles
  • The Chequers pub
  • Blighs Hotel – now The Oak Tree
  • The Market House
  • Lime Tree Walk
  • The Old Library(Paul – link to text – on present web-site : Our Town; Notable buildings (on left hand side)
  • The Vine
  • Hartsland
  • Greatness Mill
  • Kippington Estate
  • Montreal Estate and The Amherst Obelisk
  • The Kraftmeier Mausoleum
  • Wildernesse Estate
  • The BT Building (for the sake of argument!)

Many more are included in our Town Centre Surveys.

(See also Sevenoaks Historical Society’s excellent “Sevenoaks – an Historical Dictionary” for details of these and other places in Sevenoaks, and Russell Harper’s “Sevenoaks and Around Through Time”, published by Amberley Publishing, for fascinating images of the town then and now, many taken from the Society’s archives.