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Benenden Playgroup

A Grade II Listed Building in Benenden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0683 / 51°4'5"N

Longitude: 0.577 / 0°34'37"E

OS Eastings: 580650

OS Northings: 133044

OS Grid: TQ806330

Mapcode National: GBR PTM.W4W

Mapcode Global: FRA D639.6MJ

Plus Code: 9F323H9G+8R

Entry Name: Benenden Playgroup

Listing Date: 5 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336770

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170237

Location: Benenden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Benenden

Built-Up Area: Benenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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1350-0/3/127 (North East side)
Benenden Playgroup
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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