TQ4361 : Down House seen across The Great House Meadow

taken 2 years ago, near to Downe, Bromley, Great Britain

Down House seen across The Great House Meadow
Down House seen across The Great House Meadow
Down House was the home of Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) who lived here for 40 years, from 1842 until his death. Down House was also home to Darwin's wife Emma, their ten children, domestic staff, and various pets and livestock. Situated in rural Kent, the house offered all the peace and privacy that Darwin needed to work on his scientific theories and it was here that he developed his theory of evolution by natural selection and wrote "On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection" which was published in 1859.

Although now in the London Borough of Bromley, Down House still feels incredibly remote and peaceful, especially the views to the west. Down House is owned now by English Heritage.

This is the view from the path to the Sandwalk seen at LinkExternal link looking back to the house across Great House Meadow.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4313 6114 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.8809N 0:3.1854E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4299 6096
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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English Heritage Property  Down House 

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