Scotney CastleAugust 19 in the United Kingdom
Of course we have a plan.
We’ll wander over Kent sometimes seeing the same roundabout every couple of days.
Today we are aiming for a triple header.
Scotney Castle: Big house built in 1830’s in Mock Tudor style and of course a ruined 14th century moated manor house at the bottom of the garden. I’ve see similar in Earlwood.
After young Mr Hussey had the house at the top of the hill finished he had the 5 bedroom Palladian style/ renovated moat house destroyed so it looked more of a folly. Folly indeed.
The last of the family to life in the house gave it to the National Trust in 1976 or so on the proviso that his wife voted life in it till her death.
She lived a further 38 years until she was 99. Had a stair lift to get up to bed!!!!!
They only opened to house in 2006.
You have to be patient in this game.