TQ5839 : The Mews, Grove Hill Rd

taken 8 years ago, near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

The Mews, Grove Hill Rd
The Mews, Grove Hill Rd
Built by Decimus Burton, part of the Calverley park development
Calverley New Town
Calverley new town is part of Tunbridge Wells. It was designed and built by Decimus Burton ( LinkExternal link ), between 1827 and 1842. It was designed to rival the Georgian development of Bath. The development includes Calverley Park (all the buildings on this road are Grade II* listed), a development of large Georgian Villas, Calverley Park Crescent (similar to the Bath Crescent), Calverley Grounds (now a public park)(LinkExternal link ) and various other outlying streets. The whole area is part of a conservation area and many of the buildings are Grade II & II* listed.
Decimus Burton
Born 30 September 1800, died 14 December 1881 he was an architect and garden designer, particularly associated with projects in the classical style in London parks, including buildings at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and London Zoo. He also designed the layout and architecture of the seaside towns of Fleetwood and St Leonards-on-Sea. He also designed many parts of Royal Tunbridge Wells (Calverley New Town). His first name, Latin for 'tenth', denoted his position as the tenth child in his large family. He retired in the 1860s and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009
Category
Mews   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 586 390 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.7415N 0:15.9726E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 586 390
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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