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Gibbon's School, Benenden

Description: Gibbon's School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 170243

OS Grid Reference: TQ8094332901
OS Grid Coordinates: 580943, 132901
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0669, 0.5811

Location: B2086, Benenden, Kent TN17 4DB

Locality: Benenden
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 4DB

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Listing Text

1350-0/7/134 (North East side)

09/06/52 Gibbon's School
(Formerly Listed as:
Old Grammar School)


Headmaster's house and primary school canteen. Dated 1609 on
wooden board under eaves with inscription "Edmund Gibbon
founder of this school", refaced early C19. Timberframed
building refaced with red brick on ground floor and scalloped
tiles on first floor. Old plain tiled roof with central
cruciform brick stack. Lobby entrance house of 2 storeys 4
bays. 1st floor has 4 C19 casements, two 3-light, one 2-light
and one 4-light. Ground floor has one 4-light C19 casement to
right hand side, doorcase with flat wooden hood on brackets
and 6 flush panel door, the top 2 panels glazed, then two
4-light casements and 2 further 6 panelled doors. Linked by
hipped weather hood and with 2-light casement between. Left
side elevation has weatherboarded gable and early C19 brick
lean to. Right side elevation entirely weatherboarded and with
moulded bressumer to gable, probably early C19. Both gables
have carved wooden brackets. Interior has jowled posts & beams
with lamb's tongue stops. 6 panelled early C19 doors.

Listing NGR: TQ8094332901

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

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