• Day17

    Ightham Mote

    August 17, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Was worth the effort.
    Left Knole full of confidence in Karen the GPS. Our next stop was only 5 miles away. A quick trip and a look at a 14th century moated house.
    Alas, there was a road diversion and complete confusion ensured.
    Having been taken through a housing estate so we could turn around and a dead end with a sigh saying “Your GPS is wrong “ we did finally arrive. Both Karen and Bernadette were a little unhappy at various parts of the trip.

    The house itself sits at a bottom of a valley and was started and extended and renovated and fixed up many times. We counted at least 4 staircases, has its own Chapel (as you do) and some walls that look like a TOMB job.
    Men were boating around the moat fixing the stone work some of which don’t have mortar.
    Obviously an age of optimism.
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