United Kingdom / Cranbrook

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Site of the 'Great Fire' of 1840 Timber-framed shops were rebuilt in brick after the disaster

High Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Cramp Institute Club Built in 1807 as the General Baptist Chapel

High Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Webster House Thomas Webster (1800-1886) doyen of the Cranbrook Colony of artists lived here

High Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Cranbrook Museum Restored 15th century house Formerly part of the rectorial farm

Carriers Road, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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George Hotel Late medieval inn Queen Elizabeth I was received here in 1573

Stone Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Hat Factory Formerly William Tooth's hat manufactory Built in 1817

Stone Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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White Lion Inn later the Post Office The Royal Observer Corps originated in its telephone exchange in 1925

High Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Congregational Church Built in 1858 replacing the Independent Chapel on The Hill

High Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Church House Formerly Dence's School Built in 1567 by Alexander Dence. An elementary school for 300 years

Church House, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Old Coffee Tavern Formerly a temperance coffee house with reading room Built c1890 by Clement Cramp (1816 - 1894) for working men

The Hill, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Strict and Particular Baptist Chapel Converted from two cottages and used for worship since 1787

The Hill, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Hill House Medieval clothier's house with later refacing Door-case is early 18th Century

The Hill, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Chapel on the Hill Site of the former Presbyterian Chapel In existence at least by 1710 making use of earlier cottages

The Hill, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Old Lock-Up Two cells with a room between for a constable Built 1850 and used until the move to Waterloo Road in 1864

The Hill, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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St Dunstan's Church 'The Cathedral of the Weald' Wealth from the cloth industry enabled successive enlargements of the medieval church in the 15th and 16th centuries

Stone Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Vestry Hall Built for the parish in 1859 replacing the George Inn as Cranbrook's court house The Old Fire Station was below

Stone Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Union Windmill England's largest smock mill Built in 1814

Russell's Yard, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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John Russell Miller and Millwright 1918 1956

Russell's Yard, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Henry Dobell 1814 Humphrey Builder

Russell's Yard, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Union Windmill. England's largest smock mill. Built in 1814.

The Hill, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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John Russell (1898-1958). Last miller and owner of Cranbrook Union Windmill. John Russell saved Cranbrook Union Windmill from demolition by refusing a large sum of money from developers. Instead, he sold the mill and the very valuable surrounding land to Kent County Council for just one shilling in return for their promise to preserve the windmill.

Stone Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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This pavilion was built in 1969 by his sons in memory of Harold Nicolson author, diplomatist and Member of Parliament. Sissinghurst was his home from 1930 until his death in 1968

Sissinghurst, Biddenden Road, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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Cranbrook School John Blubery (d 1518) bequeathed funds for 'a frescole howse for all the pour children of the towne' Received a charter from Queen Elizabeth I in 1574

Waterloo Road, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

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