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Gibbon's School

A Grade II Listed Building in Benenden, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0669 / 51°4'0"N

Longitude: 0.5811 / 0°34'52"E

OS Eastings: 580943

OS Northings: 132901

OS Grid: TQ809329

Mapcode National: GBR PTT.3Q4

Mapcode Global: FRA D639.G6Z

Entry Name: Gibbon's School

Listing Date: 9 June 1952

Last Amended: 5 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170243

Location: Benenden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Benenden

Built-Up Area: Benenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

BENENDEN
TQ8032 THE STREET
1350-0/7/134 (North East side)

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

GV II

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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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