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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 64 NW 227
Type of record:Listed Building
Name:TERRACE WALLS AROUND THE SOUTH AND EAST SIDES OF SOMERHILL INCLUDING THE SUNKEN LAKE APPROXIMATELY 5 METRES NORTH OF THE SOMERHILL STABLE YARD

Summary

Grade II listed building. Main construction periods 1859 to 1899


Grid Reference:TQ 6091 4514
Map Sheet:TQ64NW
Parish:CAPEL, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT

Monument Types

  • SITE (Post Medieval - 1859 AD to 1899 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1254115: TERRACE WALLS AROUND THE SOUTH AND EAST SIDES OF SOMERHILL INCLUDING THE SUNKEN LAKE APPROXIMATELY 5 METRES NORTH OF THE SOMERHILL STABLE YARD

Full description

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The following text is from the original listed building designation:
TQ 64 NW CAPEL TUDLEY LANE (off), SOMERHILL PARK 1/300 Terrace Walls around the south and east sides of Somerhill including the sunken lane approx 5m north of the Somerhill stable yard GV II
Terrace walls and sunken lane. Circa 1879. Local sandstone ashlar. Terraced garden lawns on the south and east sides of the main block of Somerhill (q.v.) are revetted by stone ashlar walls which rise as short parapet walls with plain flat coping. Square terminal posts. The eastern wall extends northwards stopping at a contemporary sunken service lane which passes by the northern end. It is deep, narrow with battered walls. It is spanned by a pedestrian bridge with walls each side in the same style as the terrace wall parapets. This bridge crosses from the house side of the walled gardens to north.
Listing NGR: TQ6212245444


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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