LAKE COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251244
Date first listed:
24-Aug-1990
Statutory Address:
LAKE COTTAGE, CASTLE HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
LAKE COTTAGE, CASTLE HILL

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Parish:
Capel
National Grid Reference:
TQ 60004 44974

Details

TQ 6 CAPEL CASTLE HILL, SOMERHILL PARK

5/221 Lake Cottage

GV II

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
433894
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 25 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/00698/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Barbara Ingram-Monk. Source Historic England Archive
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