TQ5839 : There's a rock in my garden!

near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

There's a rock in my garden!
There's a rock in my garden!
This is Gibraltar Cottage, with a rather fine outcrop of Tunbridge Wells Sandstone. Built as a lodging house between 1814 and 1824 on the site of an earlier and smaller cottage of the same name.
Tunbridge Wells Common
Tunbridge Wells Common is a 104 hectare open space close to the centre of town. Comprising mixed oak woodland and open areas. Originally a common where animals grazed, but trees have grown as grazing declined. Underlain by Tunbridge Wells Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous), which outcrops in several places across the common. Owned by the Borough Council but looked after by the Tunbridge Wells Common Conservators LinkExternal link .
Tunbridge Wells Sandstone
Tunbridge Wells sandstone is Lower Cretaceous in age. It was lain down in large braided river channels. Today it's outcrops form upland regions across the Weald of Kent. In the Tunbridge Wells area there are several locally famous sites. Mount Edgecumbe Rocks TQ5739 : Edgecumbe Rocks, Wellington Rocks TQ5739 : Wellington Rocks, Tunbridge Wells Common, Toad Rock TQ5639 : Toad Rock, Rusthall, Happy Valley Rocks TQ5639 : Happy Valley Rocks, High Rocks TQ5638 : High Rocks, Eridge Rocks TQ5535 : Eridge Rocks, The Chiddingstone TQ5045 : The Chiding stone, Chiddingstone, Harrison Rocks
The rock makes for good rock climbing in the SE of England.
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2008
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Monday, 22 December, 2008   (more nearby)
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Monday, 22 December, 2008
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Houses > Houses   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 581 395 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.9986N 0:15.5135E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 580 395
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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