TQ6045 : Somerhill

near to Tudeley, Kent, Great Britain

This 17th century manor house is part of the South Frith estate, dating back to Elizabethan times, on the southern edge of Tonbridge. It is now occupied by 3 prep schools collectively known as "The Schools at Somerhill".
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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.
Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Sunday, 25 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 June, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6086 4510 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.9501N 0:18.0102E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6081 4509
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