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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 64 SW 131
Type of record:Listed Building
Name:LAKE COTTAGE

Summary

Grade II listed building. Main construction periods 1860 to 1990


Grid Reference:TQ 6000 4497
Map Sheet:TQ64SW
Parish:CAPEL, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT

Monument Types

  • SITE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1860 AD to 1990 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1251244: LAKE COTTAGE

Full description

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The following text is from the original listed building designation:
TQ 6 CAPEL CASTLE HILL, SOMERHILL PARK
5/221 Lake Cottage
GV II
Cottage Ornee. Circa 1880. Local sandstone ashlar laid to courses; brick stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.
Plan: Small cottage facing north towards the drive and to the lake beyond. Uneven T-plan cottage. Front block appears to have a 3-room plan with central entrance hall. Axial stack left of centre but right room appears to be unheated. One-room plan kitchen block projects at right angles left of centre with gable-end stack. Single storey with attics in the roofspace.
Exterior: Tudor style. Irregular 3-window front of stone flat-faced mullion windows containing rectangular panes of leaded glass and iron-framed casements. Front doorway is right of centre and contains its original plank door with coverstrips in a Tudor arch. Stone porch with crenellated parapet has Tudor outer arch. Eaves have low parapet which rises over a gable over the doorway and each side are gabled half dormers with shaped kneelers, coping and ball finials. Gable-ends of the main roof are similar and so too is kitchen-block gable-end. the right (west) end contains a stone canted bay with crenellated parapet and corbelled, moulded base.
Interior: Not inspected.
This small estate cottage is very attractively sited in the landscaped park and is one of a number of superior buildings built in the park and on the estate by the Goldsmid family.
Listing NGR: TQ6070045300


English Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest (Map). SKE16160.

Sources and further reading

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---Map: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
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