Bradbourne Lake Park, Sevenoaks 502

Sevenoaks, England, Kent, Sevenoaks

Brief Description

Bradbourne Lake Park features a series of waterfalls and ornamental lakes.

History

During this period, Henry Bosville utilised a tributary of the River Darent to form a series of ornamental lakes.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use.

Detailed Description

The five lakes, linked by waterfalls and sluices, are embanked by stone verges, and covering a distance of a quarter of a mile are no mean feat of water engineering.

Paths follow the lakesides to north and south and the reflections of the muted greens of waterside trees are brightened by the aquatic birdlife.

Features
  • Ornamental Lake
  • Description: There are five lakes.
  • Path
  • Description: Paths follow the lakesides to north and south.
Waterfall
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use.
History

Detailed History

Bradbourne Lakes Park was acquired by Sevenoaks District Council in 1935. The story of Bradbourne is well-documented from Saxon times, but the years from 1740-61 are the most interesting to this survey. During this period, Henry Bosville utilised a tributary of the River Darent to form a series of ornamental lakes.
References

References

Contributors

  • Kent Gardens Trust