Valence, (also known as Valence School and Hill Park), Westerham, England
Record Id: 3355
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Valence features 18th-century gardens on a site which dates from medieval times. Evidence of an earlier formal layout can be seen. The gardens were partly designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, and include many water features. The site is now a school.
Brief history of site
The estate of Valence is listed in the first draft of the Domesday Book (1086). The site was first developed in the mid-18th century, with later landscaping by Lancelot Brown in the late-18th century. Further developments were undertaken by Edward Milner in the mid-19th century and by Henry Ernest Milner in the late-19th century.
Address: Westerham Road, TN16 1QN
Kent; Sevenoaks; Westerham
Historical County: Kent
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The site is accessed from the A25, about half a mile west of the village of Brasted.
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: school
Site first created: 1700 to 1733
Main period of development: Early 18th century