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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1251244



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Capel

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Aug-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433894

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5/221 Lake Cottage


Cottage Ornee. Circa 1880. Local sandstone ashlar laid to courses; brick stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.

Plan: Small cottage facing north towards the drive and to the lake beyond. Uneven T-plan cottage. Front block appears to have a 3-room plan with central entrance hall. Axial stack left of centre but right room appears to be unheated. One-room plan kitchen block projects at right angles left of centre with gable-end stack. Single storey with attics in the roofspace.

Exterior: Tudor style. Irregular 3-window front of stone flat-faced mullion windows containing rectangular panes of leaded glass and iron-framed casements. Front doorway is right of centre and contains its original plank door with coverstrips in a Tudor arch. Stone porch with crenellated parapet has Tudor outer arch. Eaves have low parapet which rises over a gable over the doorway and each side are gabled half dormers with shaped kneelers, coping and ball finials. Gable-ends of the main roof are similar and so too is kitchen-block gable-end. the right (west) end contains a stone canted bay with crenellated parapet and corbelled, moulded base.

Interior: Not inspected.

This small estate cottage is very attractively sited in the landscaped park and is one of a number of superior buildings built in the park and on the estate by the Goldsmid family.

Listing NGR: TQ6070045300

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 24 Kent,

National Grid Reference: TQ 60004 44974


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