The Heritage Trail has been augmented by a series of Green Plaques that identify points of interest around town. The sites of these plaques are marked on the trail with a green symbol.
A. Vestry Hall: Built for the Parish in 1859 replacing the George Inn as Cranbrook’s court house. The Old Fire Station was below.
B. 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
C. Church House: Formerly Dence’s School. Built in 1567 by Alexander Dence. An elementary school for 300 years.
D. Cranbrook Museum: Restored 15th century house. Formerly part of the rectorial farm.
E. Sit of the ‘Great Fire’ of 1840: Timber- framed shops were rebuilt in brick after the disaster.
F. Cramp Institute Club: Built in 1807 as the General Baptist Chapel.
G. Webster House: Thomas Webster (1800-1886) doyen of the Cranbrook Colony of artists lived here.
H. Congregational Church: Built in 1858 replacing the Independent Chapel on The Hill.
I. White Lion Inn later the Post Office: The Royal Observer Corps originated in its telephone exchange in 1925.
J. George Hotel: Late medieval inn. Queen Elisabeth I was received here in 1573.
K. Hat Factory: Formerly William Tooth’s hat factory. Built in 1817.
L. Cranbrook School: Thomas Blubery (d1518) bequeathed funds for a ‘frescole howse for all the poor children of the towne’. Received a charter from Queen Elizabeth I in 1574.
M. Old Coffee Tavern: Formerly a temperance coffee house with reading room. Built c1890 by Clement Cramp (1816-1894) for working men.
N. Old Lock-up: Two cells with a room between for a constable. Built in 1850 and used until the move to Waterloo Road in 1864.
O. Strict and Particular Baptist Chapel: Converted from two cottages and used for worship since 1787.
P. Hill House: Medieval clothier’s house with a later refacing. Door- case is early 18th
Q. Union Windmill: England’s largest smock mill. Built in 1814.
R. Chapel on the Hill: Site of the former Presbyterian Chapel. In existence at least by 1710 making use of earlier cottages.