Heaverham Conservation Area covers some 3.1 hectares and contains 5 listed buildings. It was designated in 1991 and has not been extended since. It includes the Chequers public house and the agricultural and farmstead buildings around the road junction. The area extends southwards to include the group of cottages on the road to Broughtons Farm, although the former farmhouse itself is not included.
The Conservation Area lies entirely within the Metropolitan Green Belt and is part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Landscape Area.
Heaverham is a tiny rural settlement east of the larger village of Kemsing, which serves it in terms of shops and other facilities. The only activity apart from the public house and restaurant, is farming which has been the mainstay of the settlement for centuries.