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The Little Gem Public House, Aylesford

aylesford_littlegemGrade: II
Date Listed: 25 August 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 179232

Location: 19 High Street Aylesford Kent ME20 7AX

Locality:Aylesford
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

Postcode: ME20 7AX

 

House with cottage to left, now offices (to left) and public house (to right).
15th century to right, 17th century to left, with 18th century and 19th century elevations. Timber-Little-Gem-inside-Aylesfordframed and rendered, some incised. Plain tiled roof, stepped down to left in centre.
Two-storey gabled dormer with casements to right of centre and end stack off-ridge to front at right. Central hipped projecting cross-wing with large gable to right and 19th centurybarge-boards, pendant and finial, taking up most of the depth of the cross-wing. Smaller gable, with 19th century barge-boards, pendant and finial, in left-hand re-entrant angle of cross-wing. 2 storeys to left and in cross-wing; 1 storey with attics to right. 1 glazing bar sash on 1st floor to left with tripartite glazing bar sash below. 1 glazing bar sash on 1st floor of re-entrant angle of cross-wing with casement below. 2-storey octagonal bay on end of cross-wing capped by steep octagonally-hipped roof. 20th century bowed shop front on ground floor of right-hand block. Half-glazed door to left of canted bay on cross-wing and 20th century boarded door to right of right-hand bow window.

 

Interior: Substantial timber-frame visible.

 

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building. 

Source: English Heritage

 

as a shop in 1880/90

 

An unusual feature is the Double dormer window above the main entrance and it has been reported to be haunted.

 

 

 

 

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The Little Gem has not always been a pub, it has in the past been a Home, a coffee shop, a grocers it is now unused.

Application Received Wed 01 Jan 1947
Application Validated Fri 01 Jan 1954
Address The Little Gem 19 High Street Aylesford Kent ME20 7AX
Proposal Use of ‘Dormer Cottage’ as Tea Rooms.
Status Unknown
Decision Grant With Conditions
Decision Issued Date Wed 02 Jun 1954
Application Received Wed 01 Jan 1947
Application Validated Thu 01 Jan 1959
Address The Little Gem 19 High Street Aylesford Kent ME20 7AX
Proposal Alterations to ‘Little Gem Cafe’ (amended) and change of use to part residential.
Status Unknown
Decision Grant With Conditions
Decision Issued Date Mon 27 Apr 1959
Application Received Fri 01 May 2015
Application Validated Thu 28 May 2015
Address The Little Gem 19 High Street Aylesford Kent ME20 7AX
Proposal Change of use from public house (use class A4) to residential dwelling
Status Awaiting decision

 

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