Combe Bank, Sundridge with Ide Hill / Brasted - Sevenoaks

A classical landscape garden and small park surrounding a palladian villa associated with some of the greatest artistic exponents of the early pictureque movement. Sold and divided up the house and gardens becaming a school in 1924. Numerous remant built features survive in varying condition in the gardens which suffered considerable storm damage in 1987. The garden is bisected by the M25 and development proposals, fragmented ownership and management are a threat. Historic England are working with owners and the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership to undertake a Conservation Management Plan.

Combe Bank, Sundridge with Ide Hill / Brasted - Sevenoaks
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Combe Bank
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1000365
  • Local Planning Authority: Sevenoaks
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Sevenoaks
  • Parish: Sundridge with Ide Hill / Brasted
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Sevenoaks
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Extensive significant problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Declining
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 17 LBs

Contact Details

Liz Pollard 01483 252071

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England