The inner courtyard of Ightham Mote is a good place to explore the history of the building because you can see features from all its different periods. In the centre of the courtyard is a well head which now serves as a fountain. There is also an appropriately half-timbered Grade I listed dog kennel which was built in 1891 for the Colyer-Fergussons St Benard dog.

I was asked to crouch down and pose for a photo in front of the kennel, I declined. Can you blame me?

Ightham Mote

Flowers in October

Grade I Listed

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2010

10 Responses to “Ightham Mote – Inner Courtyard”

  1. Phidelm says:

    Nope, certainly not – not even if the dog kennel’s Grade I listed (a GI listed kennel? I’ve heard it all, now …). But great pix & lovely to see more of this beautiful building. Now want to go there myself!

  2. jameshigham says:

    Might have been an interesting photo.

  3. Hmm if that had been me suggesting that phot to teh not-wife I would be singing soprano!

  4. jameshigham says:

    I was only looking at the artistic possibilities, Cherie.

  5. -eve- says:

    That is a beautiful dog kennel! Gives me lots of ideas – would love to build an even nicer, bigger one – like designing a house :)