TQ5337 : The lake at Groombridge Place

taken 4 years ago, near to Groombridge, East Sussex, Great Britain

The lake at Groombridge Place
The lake at Groombridge Place
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 to the east of the main lake seen here. For a photograph of the moat with the house see LinkExternal link

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)
Monday, 29 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5317 3760 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.0333N 0:11.2226E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5323 3761
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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