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Latitude: 51.0475 / 51°2'51"N
Longitude: 0.5124 / 0°30'44"E
OS Eastings: 576201
OS Northings: 130578
OS Grid: TQ762305
Mapcode National: GBR PTX.BC9
Mapcode Global: FRA C6YB.ZCG
Entry Name: Dunk's School and Almshouses
Listing Date: 9 June 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1084595
English Heritage Legacy ID: 169751
Location: Hawkhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN18
District: Tunbridge Wells
Civil Parish: Hawkhurst
Built-Up Area: Hawkhurst
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
HAWKHURST RYE ROAD
TQ 7630-7730 (north side)
17/401 Dunk's School and
Almshouses (Nos 1 to 6)
School and almshouses. Dated 1723, altered C19. Red brick, in 2 shades, with
plain tiled roof. Central school block with flanking almshouse wings of 3
cottages each. Central block of 2 storeys with plinth, plat band and brick dog-
tooth cornice to pyramidal roof with wooden clock turret, with arcaded top piece,
leaded roof and finial. Stack to right. Three wooden casements on first floor,
and 2 cross-windows on ground floor, all with gauged heads, with boarded door to
right with open pedimented hood on paired brackets, partly obscuring the original
gauged door head. Flanking wings of lower 2 storeys, with plat band and wooden
cornice (at plat level of central block). half-hipped roofs with 2 stacks to each
wing. Six wooden casements to each block on first floor, arranged in pairs, and 4
wooden casements with boarded doors to left and to right on ground floor, the
central openings originally doorways, all with flat-arched heads. Parallel wings
to rear with lower roof lines, tile hung with irregular fenestration of wooden
casements, the central block with large hipped extension. To the centre of the
main elevation is a raised brick panel with this inscription. Given by Sr Thomas
Dunk K+. 1723. Founded under the terms of Sir Thomas's will (d.1718), who left
£2000 for a free school and almshouses for 6 decayed housekeepers (3 men and 3
women). See Hasted, vol VII, p.152).
Listing NGR: TQ7620130578
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