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Terrace Walls and Steps to the Garden South of St Michaels

A Grade II Listed Building in Speldhurst, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1185 / 51°7'6"N

Longitude: 0.1715 / 0°10'17"E

OS Eastings: 552079

OS Northings: 137712

OS Grid: TQ520377

Mapcode National: GBR MPV.VJY

Mapcode Global: VHHQJ.X4JW

Entry Name: Terrace Walls and Steps to the Garden South of St Michaels

Listing Date: 18 January 1977

Last Amended: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261069

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438768

Location: Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Speldhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Speldhurst St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 53 37 SPELDHURST BURRSWOOD, OLD GROOMBRIDGE

16/470 Terrace walls and steps to the
18.1.77 garden south of St Michaels(formerly
listed as Terrace Wall to Burrswood)
GV II


Terrace walls and steps. Probably early C20, dating from a period when the
garden was designed by the brother of the owner, a newspaper magnate called
Johnstone (Lee). Rusticated stone.

The coped wall immediately south of the house has a series of deep low
buttresses on the south side. Steps lead down to the second terrace, the
steps with flanking ramped walls surmounted by ball finials. The walls of the
second terrace are surmounted by urns.

Included for group value with St Michaels (q.v.).

source, Lee, Barbara. Groombridge Old and New (1978), p.25.


Listing NGR: TQ5207937712

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