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Latitude: 51.1997 / 51°11'58"N
Longitude: 0.2758 / 0°16'32"E
OS Eastings: 559097
OS Northings: 146955
OS Grid: TQ590469
Mapcode National: GBR MP0.QK7
Mapcode Global: VHHQ6.Q3NN
Entry Name: The Headmaster's House the Skinners' School Library tonbridge School
Listing Date: 20 January 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1363403
English Heritage Legacy ID: 178706
Location: Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN10
District: Tonbridge and Malling
Town: Tonbridge and Malling
Electoral Ward/Division: Castle
Built-Up Area: Tonbridge
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Tonbridge St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
1. HIGH STREET
1732 (West Side)
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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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