Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Ightham Mote

If I ever choose to build a house in the astral it will, I think, look something like this.

101_7287 (2)

101_7308

101_7297 (2)

Ightham Mote is an early14th century manor house with Tudor additions. It sits at the bottom of a valley and has its moat filled by streams that come down from the North Downs and empty into the Medway.Time has been kind to it; no-one particularly famous has ever lived there, and the most sensational incident in its history (the discovery of a skeleton walled up beside the fireplace in the Great Hall) was almost certainly a Victorian practical joke (medical students were staying in the house at the time). The structure in the second picture that looks like a dog kennel is exactly that; it is the only Grade I listed dog kennel in the country.

PS. Mote doesn't mean moat. It means meeting place.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 8 comments