TQ5974 : The Grange, Ingress Abbey

taken 6 years ago, near to Greenhithe, Kent, Great Britain

The Grange, Ingress Abbey
The Grange, Ingress Abbey
Ingress Abbey took its name from a farm once owned by the nuns of Dartford Priory. In 1748, the house was conveyed to Viscount Duncannon, Earl of Bessborough, who with his architect William Chambers was almost certainly responsible for the landscaping in a former chalk quarry to the south of the house and the construction of some of the follies seen today, such as this one known as The Grange. In 1763 the new owner John Calcraft employed Lancelot "Capability" Brown to landscape the parkland around the house and more follies were built. The surviving Historic Landscape is now followed by a heritage trail. The current Ingress Abbey was constructed in 1833 by James Harmer, an Alderman of the City of London and wealthy lawyer. The house incorporated some remnants of the earlier 17th and 18th century house which was mostly demolished in 1815. It is now the centrepiece of the new riverside development of Ingress Park - see LinkExternal link
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TQ5974, 41 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5913 7498 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0868N 0:17.3258E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5914 7496
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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