TQ5337 : Groombridge Place from the west

taken 3 years ago, near to Groombridge, East Sussex, Great Britain

Groombridge Place from the west
Groombridge Place from the west
Groombridge Place was built by Philip Packer some time between John Evelyn's two visits of 1652 and 1674.In Pevsner's opinion "His new brick house has with the passing of time become one of the loveliest and mellowest in the southern counties, standing within a square moat a good deal too large for it; for Packer did not do the fashionable thing and seek a prospect from a new site on the hillside, but rebuilt inside what must have been the courtyard of the medieval house."

The Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk passes to the west and south of the house and provides good views as seen here. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used the setting of Groombridge Place for the first part of his Sherlock Holmes story 'The Valley of Fear'.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 September, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Housing, Dwellings  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5331 3761 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.0364N 0:11.3427E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5323 3762
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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