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Description: Benenden Playgroup
Date Listed: 5 July 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 170237
OS Grid Reference: TQ8065033043
OS Grid Coordinates: 580650, 133043
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0683, 0.5770
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TQ83SW THE STREET
1350-0/3/127 (North East side)
Purpose built Working Man's Institute, now playgroup
headquarters. Built 1881 for Lord Cranbrook in Kentish
Vernacular style, probably by George Dewey. Ground floor red
brick with some black brick diaperwork, 1st floor tile hung
with some bands of decorative tiles. Modern tiled roof.
Irregular fenestration with chinoisserie metal panes. South
west elevation has projecting gable with 1st floor 3-light
casement and ground floor 5-light canted bay. Brick porch in
angle of T with 4 centred headed doorway with hood moulding
and hipped projection with fixed light above. T-wing has one
3-light casement to 1st floor and verandah on 4 curved wooden
supports to ground floor which has integral wooden seat with
splat baluster back. North west elevation has right side
projecting gable, tile hung above with 2-light metal-framed
casement. Ground floor has modified Ipswich window. To the
left is a projecting external brick chimneystack, 2-light
metal casement and 3-light mullioned and transomed casement
with cambered head over and round-headed door in section of
ramped up walling. Further gables and outshuts to rear.
Listing NGR: TQ8082332929
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Source: English Heritage
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