Conservation areas - Bessels Green | Sevenoaks District Council

Conservation areas - Bessels Green

Bessels Green Conservation Area covers some 3.5 hectares and contains 24 listed buildings. It was designated in 1971.

The Conservation Area centres on the triangular green that is bounded by the Westerham Road (A25), Bessels Green Road and Park Place. The Green has some visually significant mature trees; the enclosing buildings that surround it vary greatly in size and character but all contribute to the character of the conservation area.

On the east side are a range of terraced cottages and a large 17th and18th Century house; at the apex of the triangle is the Baptist Church and Bessels House and on the west side are a series of larger residential properties and the King’s Head Public House.

On the north side of Westerham Road a series of detached residential properties are set in the former grounds of Chipstead Place. Part of their gardens are included in the Conservation Area.

To the south west, part of the residential cul-de-sac Bessels Meadow is included, which contains four detached houses dating from the 1970's.

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