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EPW017131 ENGLAND (1926). Limpsfield Common, Limpsfield, 1926

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Title [EPW017131] Limpsfield Common, Limpsfield, 1926
Reference EPW017131
Date October-1926
Link
Place name LIMPSFIELD
Parish LIMPSFIELD
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 540489, 152487
Longitude / Latitude 0.013416146016308, 51.253707415365
National Grid Reference TQ405525

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Hazelwood School

David960
Saturday 31st of January 2015 06:27:11 PM

David960
Saturday 31st of January 2015 06:23:00 PM
Present day Limpsfield School.

Big John
Monday 8th of October 2012 10:19:38 PM
St Michael's School, Limpsfield.

Big John
Monday 8th of October 2012 10:18:53 PM
Castlehill Wood

Class31
Sunday 19th of August 2012 05:31:08 PM

EastMarple1
Saturday 30th of June 2012 08:30:42 AM
Another large gothic pile

EastMarple1
Saturday 30th of June 2012 08:29:50 AM
Perhaps on the site of Tunbridge Wells High School which is Skinners Kent Academy today.

Class31
Sunday 19th of August 2012 08:23:18 PM
Is this The Manor, Badgers Holt which is still extant and very close to Skinners Kent Academy?

Class31
Sunday 19th of August 2012 09:34:31 PM
Very large house (Gothic pile?)

EastMarple1
Saturday 30th of June 2012 08:28:36 AM

User Comment Contributions

The large building in centre of pic is the old St Michael's School in Limpsfield. The road next to it is Wolfs Row, running into Wolfs Hill, The heathland is an area of common land known as West Heath. The large building almost directly below the St Michael's building is Hazelwood School. The picture was taken from a position directly above Hurst green, Surrey looking slightly east of due north

Big John
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 04:02:15 PM
Yes, that checks out perfectly. It wasn't too far from Tunbridge Wells after all! St Michael's School (now converted to flats) was originally the Church Missionaries Childrens Home. It's interesting to see somewhere that now has more trees than in the past!

Tony D
Thursday 11th of October 2012 11:13:44 PM
Well done Big John for solving this one. I'm very happy that you have identified this one as it had eluded me despite my best efforts. Once again very well done indeed.

Class31
Thursday 11th of October 2012 11:34:20 PM
Hi Big John,



That’s great; we’ve reviewed your identification and thanks to your help we can update the catalogue. The revised record with the correct location will appear here in due course. Great job.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 04:02:15 PM
Hazelwood School.

Big John
Monday 8th of October 2012 10:20:25 PM
Thank you Tony D.

I accept that this is not the Tunbridge Wells location. The evidence does not stack up.

Class31
Sunday 9th of September 2012 01:57:50 PM
I believe this to be the Gregg's Wood area of Tunbridge Wells looking north towards Tonbridge. It is very difficult to identify this area which is why the image remains unidentified until now. I shall add evidence as it becomes available.

Class31
Sunday 9th of September 2012 12:36:39 AM
I'm afraid I can't match this one up - I can't find any definite features that correlate. There is no heathland in the area at present. The Manor is Italianate, rather than Gothic. There's nothing particularly characteristic about Castlehill Wood. Unless roads, railways or other identifiable features can be pointed out, then I'd tend to believe that this is actually somewhere else (no idea where).

Tony D
Sunday 9th of September 2012 12:36:39 AM
Eureka

I am still working up this one but I think that I can make a case on this one which has changed a lot over the years.

Class31
Sunday 19th of August 2012 12:29:28 PM
I have tried and better tried on this one. Southern England? Kent, East Sussex border? Are the large buildings schools? Heathland yes but no water features or railways. Someone should get it soon.Good luck.

Class31
Wednesday 11th of July 2012 11:51:40 AM
Fabulous Gothic pile - most probably Victorian (shades of Alfred Waterhouse). Similar to Alton Towers and Eaton Hall, Cheshire and Worsley New Hall, Lancashire.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 07:59:58 PM
Several large houses clearly belonging to wealthy people. One huge mansion stands out in particular. Lot of open space and what looks like heathland.

EastMarple1
Saturday 30th of June 2012 08:33:35 AM