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Ightham Mote Interiors

Well hello and welcome to Ightham Mote, a pleasant idyll in Kent.  The interiors are presented as a walk through time including an extraordinary painting.  Views of the exterior and beautiful gardens and more information about this medieval manor house can be found here  ⇐.   But first, a little walk through time (although not necessarily in the right order 🙂 )  ~










The above is a corner of the Billiard Room situated across the main courtyard.  Back to the main building :-

A replica of Ellen Terry’s famous beetle-wing costume in which she played Lady Macbeth in 1888/89



Miss Elsie Palmer by John Singer Sargent 1890


Thank you for the visit and if you missed the exterior views then you can find them  here ⇐ .


Ightham Mote

 

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 (here  ⇐ ) 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 beginning of the gardens and rural walks. Turn around and there are the stables.


Inside the stables there are a few pictures including one of the dog who inhabited the courtyard kennel.

There is an extraordinary painting inside the house ⇐ and I hope that you enjoyed your visit.


Nunhead Cemetery

Nunhead is one of the “magnificent seven” privately owned cemeteries built during the 1800’s to accomodate the needs of a rapidly expanding London.  The others are Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park ⇒, Kensal Green, West Norwood,  Highgate, Abney Park and Brompton Cemetery.

Nunhead Cemetery is on quite a steep hill so there are bus route directions ⇒ to the top of the hill and include some other venues in the region.

To view the cemetery map, please click on and then again to magnify.

There are various routes with lots of ivy covered ancient gravestones but it was a sunny day so I kept to the cheerful.


Inside the old chapel there is some art work both modern and ancient.  There are occasional exhibitions and tours.  Please see the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery ⇒.






At the lower end exit/entrance of the cemetery turn left and then past the Waverly Arms are the bus stops.  It is not far to One Tree Hill, the Oak of Honor and St Augustine’s ⇐, but it is up a steep hill so please see the directions ⇐ for a bus route.  The same link shows a route to Peckham Rye Park.