TQ6044 : Lake Cottage, Somerhill Park

taken 7 months ago, near to Tudeley, Kent, Great Britain

Lake Cottage, Somerhill Park
Lake Cottage, Somerhill Park
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Somerhill Park :: TQ6045

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 (Grade I listed LinkExternal link ) 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. The House is now occupied by Schools at Somerhill (Yardley Court, Derwent Lodge and Somerhill Pre-Prep).

Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6000 4497 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.8945N 0:17.2691E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5991 4481
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