Trigpoint: Torry Hill Park

Torry Hill Park 150m (492ft)

Classification: Trigpoint.
OS Grid Ref: TQ906573 (10 figure Grid Ref: TQ9064557301).
Latitude: 51.2829381, Longitude: 0.7323508, Height: 150 metres (492 feet)
Site ID: TP5963

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  • Chris Pearson says...
  • Easy access to the trig in open parkland by ROW. The Torry Hill Park estate typifies a style of environmental management encouraged by downland landed gentry. What was once simple enclosed farmland has been variously sculpted since 1840 into ornamental parkland through a process of tree thinning, augmentation and managed grazing. The estate property includes eccentric follies such as a private cricket ground (which has been in use since the mid-19th century) and the only private Eton Fives court in the world. The Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles - met here where they were entertained at luncheon by their captain, Lofus Leigh Pemberton Esq. The real purpose of the meet was for the members of the troop to compete in sword exercises for prizes...The prize cup was filled and drank out of to the health of the Queen by the competitors and company. A scratch match of cricket was afterwards played." (East Kent Gazette, 4 September 1869) Today the Torry Hill cherry orchards produce around 15 different varieties of cherry, a former staple product of the Kent countryside.
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