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The Headmaster's House The Skinners' School Library Tonbridge School, Tonbridge

Description: The Headmaster's House The Skinners' School Library Tonbridge School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 January 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 178706

OS Grid Reference: TQ5909746955
OS Grid Coordinates: 559097, 146955
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1997, 0.2758

Location: 212 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1JP

Locality: Tonbridge
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN9 1JP

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Listing Text

1732 (West Side)

Tonbridge School

The Headmaster's House and
The Skinners' School Library
TQ 5946 NW 3/35B


These incorporate the oldest buildings of the School originally used as such.
The Library was built in 1760, enlarged in 1826, the Headmaster's house built
in 1864. Together they form the south side of the School courtyard, which
is partly open on the east side. The west half of the range has the appearance
of an C18 house Gothicised in the early C19. 2 storeys and attic. 6 windows.
2 dormers. Fronted with cement. Castellated parapet. Casement windows with
diamond-shaped panes and buttresses flanking them. Tiled roof. The east
half of the range is a mid-C19 Gothic building consisting of a centre and
2 slightly projecting wings with gables. 2 storeys and attic in west gable.
4 windows. Sandstone ashlar. Castellated parapet between the gable storey.
Tiled roof. 2 bay windows on ground floor and gabled porch between with a
stone over the doorway recording the foundation of the School in 1553.
Windows of various shapes above. Gable to east front and oriel window below

Listing NGR: TQ5906547021

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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