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Lake Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1816 / 51°10'53"N

Longitude: 0.2879 / 0°17'16"E

OS Eastings: 560004

OS Northings: 144975

OS Grid: TQ600449

Mapcode National: GBR MP7.TWJ

Mapcode Global: VHHQ6.YK2J

Entry Name: Lake Cottage

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433894

Location: Capel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Capel

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tudeley cum Capel with Five Oak Green

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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