TQ7424 : 5 & 7, Northbridge St

taken 4 years ago, near to Robertsbridge, East Sussex, Great Britain

5 & 7, Northbridge St
5 & 7, Northbridge St
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Robertsbridge :: TQ7323
Robertsbridge is a village in East Sussex, England within the parish of Salehurst and Robertsbridge. It is approximately ten miles north of Hastings and thirteen miles south-east of Tunbridge Wells. The River Rother runs through the village.
The village dates back to 1176 when a Cistercian abbey was founded there by the Abbot, Robert de St Martin. When a market charter was granted in 1198 by Richard I to Robertsbridge it was the first recorded use of the name. The abbey was dissolved in 1538; however, the town flourished, and many of the oldest existing houses in the village date from the 14th and 15th centuries, including The Seven Stars Inn on the historic High Street. Robertsbridge is well served by transport links — with the Robertsbridge station on the main railway line from Hastings to London and the A21 trunk road, although the latter has problems with transport delays. The opening of the Robertsbridge bypass, in 1989, relieved the village of constant traffic through it.
Robertsbridge Community College, a specialist Mathematics and Computer college, is the smallest such in East Sussex. Also, as well as the secondary school in the village, there is a primary school (Salehurst Church of England Primary). Among sports clubs is the Robertsbridge Rugby Football Club. Roberts bridge also has its own bonfire society.
Weatherboarding
Weatherboarding is the cladding of a house consisting of long thin timber boards that overlap one another on the outside of the wall.
Traditionally timber weatherboarding was used without a finish, relying upon good air circulation and the use of 'semi-hardwoods' which would keep the boards from rotting. More recently weatherboarding has been tarred or painted; traditionally black or white due to locally occurring minerals or pigments.
Weatherboard houses may be found in most parts of the British Isles, and the style may be part of all types of traditional buildings, from cottages to windmills, shops to workshops.
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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TQ7424, 128 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7400 2420 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.4539N 0:28.6761E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7400 2422
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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