TQ8032 : Gibbon's School, Benenden

taken 6 years ago, near to Benenden, Kent, Great Britain

Gibbon's School, Benenden
Gibbon's School, Benenden
Former school, dated to 1609, Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Benenden
Benenden is a village six miles west of Tenterden. The village was a centre of the Wealden Iron industry in Mediaeval times. The village has a range of services including two pubs, church, primary school, village hall, butchers and Post Office. On the northern edge of the village Benenden School, a girls' independent boarding school, is located.
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Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8092 3289 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.0098N 0:34.8460E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8091 3287
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