TQ7323 : NatWest Bank, Robertsbridge

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

NatWest Bank, Robertsbridge
NatWest Bank, Robertsbridge
Robertsbridge
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.
National Westminster (NatWest) Bank
National Westminster Bank commonly known as NatWest, is the largest retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom and has been part of The Royal Bank of Scotland since 2000. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) is ranked as the second largest bank in the world by assets.
NatWest was established in 1968 by the merger of National Provincial Bank (established 1833 as National Provincial Bank of England) and Westminster Bank (established 1834 as London County and Westminster Bank). Traditionally considered one of the Big Four clearing banks, NatWest has a large network of 1,600 branches and 3,400 cash machines across Great Britain.
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.
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TQ7323, 335 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7379 2357 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.1181N 0:28.4787E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7376 2358
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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