Archive for the tag 'Ightham Mote'

My previous posts on Ightham Mote can be found here.

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 18th 2012

I think with all the snow and chilliness that we have been having recently I need to remind everyone of warmer days.  We do have more snow forecast overnight, but we have been told we couldn’t use that as an excuse for missing the last session of our Business Excellence Course at work (not that [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2010

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 [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2010

This is a view of the cottages at Ightham Mote, they face the West Front of the house where the Tower is situated. They are half timbered and were originally thought to be Elizabethan, but now the timbers have dated them to around 1475.
At first constructed entirely of wood and plaster, the ground floor [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 1st 2010

This is one of the properties I visited on my weekend away in October.  I know I promised gardens but I thought I would share pictures of the property itself first.
Ightham Mote is a wonderfully quaint manor house and has been standing for over 650 years.  A visit there is like stepping back in time.  [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Dec 31st 2009

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us, or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2009