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=== Parish History ===
BENENDEN (St. George), a '''parish''', in the union of Cranbrooke, hundred of Rolvenden, Lower division of the lathe of Scray, W. division of Kent, 3¼ miles (S. E.) from Cranbrooke.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50792#s5 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 207-210. Date accessed 1 July 2013. </ref>
Benenden St George is an Ancient Parish which includes the settlements of Iden Green, East End, Dingleden and Standen Street within the parish boundary .<br>
The village and civil parish of Benenden are in the Tunbridge Wells district of Kent County Council.See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benenden Benenden Wikipedia]<br>
The Domesday survey refers to a church.
The church was mediaeval and was damaged by fire in the 17th century. The restored church of 1862 is the work of David Brandon.
The Parish church of St George, Fuggles Court, Benenden has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-170226-st-george-s-church-benenden British listed building] and a group of tombs and other features around the church have also been listed. The parish&nbsp; is in the Canterbury Diocese&nbsp;[http://www.deaneryintheweald.org.uk/ Deanery website] and a map of the parish boundary may be viewed at [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/benenden-st-george-st-margaret0/ A church near you].<br>
See also [http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/01/03/BEN.htm Kent Archaeological Society] and Edward Hasted, ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'': Volume 7 (1798), pp. 173-183 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63407&strquery=Benenden at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Benenden Kent Churches website]<br>
Benenden School is an independent boarding school whose Alumni include the Princess Royal, Rachel Weissz Weisz actress and other notable journalists and civil servants. See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benenden_School Benenden School Wikipedia] Several buildings have been designated listed buildings the 1970's restoration of the Victorian Ice House has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-170126-ice-house-at-benenden-school-benenden British listed building]<br>
In 1907 a chest hospital funded by trade unions and friendly societies was established here specialising in the treatment of tuberculosis.The Benenden Hospital Lister Wing has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-170168-benenden-chest-hospital-lister-wing-bene British Listed Building]<br>
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