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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1251244
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433894
Location: Capel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN11
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
TQ 6 CAPEL CASTLE HILL, SOMERHILL PARK
5/221 Lake Cottage
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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