TQ6045 : Somerhill, Tonbridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Tudeley, Kent, Great Britain

Somerhill, Tonbridge
Somerhill, Tonbridge
This former manor house now houses "Schools at Somerhill", 3 independent school on the same site LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Somerhill Park
Somerhill Park is a late 18th- to early 19th-century park of 75 hectares with 19th-century formal gardens of 6 hectares. The park is now in divided use and ownership.
Somerhill house was built in 1611, and the manor was sold off piecemeal throughout the 17th century. Somerhill was sold in 1816 to James Alexander who altered the house, laid out the terrace gardens, and remodelled the park. After 1866, the house was restored, a north wing added and the formal gardens were developed. In 1988 the house and gardens and about 61 hectares of parkland were bought by Yardley Court School.
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TQ6045, 104 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 September, 2009
Category
School   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 608 451 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.9665N 0:18.0024E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 607 451
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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