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Hartley Kent: Entrance to Wickhams Way
Entrance to Wickhams Way

Wickhams Way is a small close of 5 large modern houses just off Church Road, built on the site of two older houses "Brumleigh" and "Laxton". It is named in honour of Herbert "Skip" Wickham, who lived opposite at Top O'the Hill. He was for many years the leader of the Forest Cub Pack and the naming of the road shows the high regard he was held in by local people. His abilities as a scout master were great, but even he never could not manage to teach this ten thumbed writer how to tie knots!

Historically this road lies at the border of Woodins and Middle Farms.  The land was bought by Payne and Trapps Limited in 1905, but the eventual development of this end of Church Road owes more to the traditional field pattern than the standard 25 feet plots they envisaged. Wickhams Way formed part of 7 plots bought by James Proctor in 1912. Laxton was built about 1921 and Brumleigh followed in 1928, when the land was bought by David Gray, the proprietor of Fairby Stores, just before he sold the business. Laxton had the same owner for almost 50 years.

A Horton Kirby firm, Avonglade Limited bought both houses in 1986 and got planning permission for the close at the second attempt, in spite of the opposition of the Parish Council.  Their address in Horton Kirby was Old Garden Cottage, which may be the source of the name of the house in Wickhams Way.
SubjectNotes
KCC Reference
 U22548 (unclassified single carriageway)
Length of Road0.02 miles / 33m
Area of Road (Magic Map)0.6 acres / 0.3 hectares
Number of houses4 Detached Chalet Bungalow
1 Detached Bungalow
Total 5
Housing density8.3 houses / acre , 16.7 houses / hectare
Population (2011)10
Information about the houses
Last updated 13.11.2020

Explanation:

Date of Construction is sometimes approximate. Plot histories include the ancient farms and fields.

For the plot histories the exact correlation with the plot numbers on the Payne and Trapps estate is difficult to be exact.

Planning Permissions include the reference number, so more details can be seen at Sevenoaks Council. My records are not complete and I have not included refused or withdrawn applications.

Rateable value - this is how much the Valuation Office think the property would get if rented for a year.  The 1956 revaluation for some reason set this figure as the rental for 1939.  The gross value has been used here as better representing the true value, however rates were paid on a net figure after certain statutory deductions.

Council tax is based on what the Valuation Office thought the property would have sold for in 1993. It is divided into 8 value bands.  The banding can be changed after significant improvements, but only after the property is next sold.  The Valuation Office flags these with an "improvement indicator".

House price data 1995 to date produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2016. To report an error, go to Change a sales record form.

I have tried to make sure the information is accurate, but no responsibility can be taken for any errors. If you plan to rely on the information, you should check the source data to be sure. If you spot an error, please let me know via the contact form.

The Jays, Wickhams Way DA3 8DH (1987)
Detached chalet bungalow
1844 Part of ¾ acre unnamed pasture field, part of Woodins, Church Road
1912 Part of plots 344 -345 Payne and Trapps "Fawkham Park Estate" sold to James Proctor
1930 Part of Brumleigh (later Willow Tree Cottage), Church Road
1984 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1984/1509 DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOWS AND ERECTIONOF FOUR CHALET BUNGALOWS AND ONE REPLACEMENT BUNGALOW TOGETHER WITH TWO SINGLE AND ONE TREBLE GARAGE
1986 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1986/813 Increase size of houses
1986 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1986/1796 Erect house
1987 First built.
1993 Council Tax banding: G (£160-320K)
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/2917 Installed a Gas Boiler (Building Work Complete)
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/7105 Install replacement windows in a dwelling Install replacement door in a dwelling (Building Work Complete)
2017 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 17/12685 Install replacement windows in a dwelling Install replacement door in a dwelling ; Building Work Complete
1987 Sale Price £169000 (10 Aug 1987)
1996 Sale Price £190000 (16 Apr 1996) Annual change since sale in 1987 +1.4%
2013 Sale Price £442000 (03 May 2013) Annual change since sale in 1996 +5.1%
Old Garden Cottage, Wickhams Way DA3 8DH (1987)
Detached chalet bungalow
1624 (as to part) Part of 12 acre field called "The Stirrup", part of Middle Farm, Church Road (by 1844 the field had been divided in two and this property was part of 4 acre "Little Stirrup").
1844 (as to part) Part of ¾ acre unnamed pasture field, part of Woodins, Church Road
1912 Part of plots 344 -346 Payne and Trapps "Fawkham Park Estate" sold to James Proctor
1921 (as to part) Part of Laxton, Church Road
1930 (as to part) Part of Brumleigh (later Willow Tree Cottage), Church Road
1984 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1984/1509 DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOWS AND ERECTIONOF FOUR CHALET BUNGALOWS AND ONE REPLACEMENT BUNGALOW TOGETHER WITH TWO SINGLE AND ONE TREBLE GARAGE
1987 First built.
1993 Council Tax banding: G (£160-320K)
2001 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2001/9 2 storey side extension
2003 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2003/796 Single storey side extension.
2003 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2003/1355 Details pursuant to condition 2 (materials) of SE/03/00796.
Pine Cottage, Wickhams Way DA3 8DH (1987)
Detached chalet bungalow
1624 Part of 12 acre field called "The Stirrup", part of Middle Farm, Church Road (by 1844 the field had been divided in two and this property was part of 4 acre "Little Stirrup").
1912 Part of plots 347 -349 Payne and Trapps "Fawkham Park Estate" sold to James Proctor
1921 Part of Laxton, Church Road
1984 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1984/1509 DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOWS AND ERECTIONOF FOUR CHALET BUNGALOWS AND ONE REPLACEMENT BUNGALOW TOGETHER WITH TWO SINGLE AND ONE TREBLE GARAGE
1987 First built.
1988 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1988/64 Single-storey side extension.
1993 Council Tax banding: G (£160-320K)
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/4941 Circuit alteration or addition in kitchen/ special location (Building Work Complete)
2018 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) COMP/18/04932 Install replacement windows in a dwelling Install replacement door in a dwelling  Building Work Complete
2003 Sale Price £420000 (06 Aug 2003)
Laxton, Wickhams Way DA3 8DH (1987)
Detached bungalow
1624 Part of 12 acre field called "The Stirrup", part of Middle Farm, Church Road (by 1844 the field had been divided in two and this property was part of 4 acre "Little Stirrup").
1912 Part of plots 348 -349 Payne and Trapps "Fawkham Park Estate" sold to James Proctor
1921 Part of Laxton, Church Road
1956 Gross Rateable Value: £33
1963 Gross Rateable Value: £92
1984 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1984/1509 DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOWS AND ERECTIONOF FOUR CHALET BUNGALOWS AND ONE REPLACEMENT BUNGALOW TOGETHER WITH TWO SINGLE AND ONE TREBLE GARAGE
1986 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1986/358 ERECTION OF DETACHED DWELLING
1987 Rebuilt
1993 Council Tax banding: C (£52-68K) with improvement indicator (2020)
1998 Planning Application: (WITHDRAWN) 1998/142 Single storey extension to rear and side of existing bungalow to incorporate a new bedroom and a new lounge.
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/3762 Install a replacement consumer unit House Dwelling (Building Work Complete)
1998 Sale Price £94500 (03 Apr 1998)
Oakwood, Wickhams Way DA3 8DH (1987)
Detached bungalow
1624 Part of 12 acre field called "The Stirrup", part of Middle Farm, Church Road (by 1844 the field had been divided in two and this property was part of 4 acre "Little Stirrup").
1912 Part of plots 348 -349 Payne and Trapps "Fawkham Park Estate" sold to James Proctor
1921 (as to part) Part of Laxton, Church Road
1930 (as to part) Part of Brumleigh (later Willow Tree Cottage), Church Road
1984 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1984/1509 DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOWS AND ERECTIONOF FOUR CHALET BUNGALOWS AND ONE REPLACEMENT BUNGALOW TOGETHER WITH TWO SINGLE AND ONE TREBLE GARAGE
1986 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1986/813 Increase size of houses
1987 First built.
1993 Council Tax banding: G (£160-320K)
2018 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) COMP/18/10666 Install replacement windows in a dwelling Install replacement doors in a dwelling  Building Work Complete
2000 Sale Price £330000 (03 Aug 2000)


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