Ightham Mote

Peaceful centuries.

Freed From Time

Ightham Mote (pron; I tham) is a well preserved medieval manor house that was built in the 14th century and is near to Sevenoaks in Kent. The approach is down into a wooded dell that is not at all dingily. 

Their website ⇒ and the wiki history ⇒.

The manor house contains an interesting museum of artifacts from various eras (in the next post) and is surrounded by very pleasant gardens and an extensive array of footpaths throughout the surrounding area.  Ightham mote has never been inhabited by very ambitious people or involved in dramatic events.  Its gentle past is perhaps responsible for its very peaceful atmosphere and has made it a pleasure to visit.  🙂

Across the bridge and into the courtyard.

One enters the house under the rose covered arch.  Note the large dog kennel.  There is a picture of its inhabitant later.

Outside is just the…

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5 Responses to Ightham Mote

  1. What a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing your pictures 🙂

  2. yumi says:

    Wow, breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Beautiful photos! Looks like a very well maintained place. Love the gardens.

  4. WOL says:

    Time Team did a special on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B9WPT5gyNk which I thought was very interesting. Your pictures of it are lovely.

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