Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

IGHTHAM MOTE


IGHTHAM MOTE
Photo Charles Taylor

Ightham Mote is a very well preserved moated manor house built in the mid-14th century, one of the oldest to survive in England. Building started in the 1340s, and has been altered and extended in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. It is surrounded by a square moat some 150 feet long by 30 feet wide. In the mid-16th century an outer courtyard to the west of the house was enclosed by ranges of stables, accomodation and a gatehouse.

Managed by The National Trust.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Off the A227, 2 miles south of Ightham & 4 miles north of Tonbridge
Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0NT

 



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