Tuesday, September 14, 2010

[jules' pics] Kentish Relic

Igtham Mote, Kent

I should have blogged this a few weeks ago. While in Kent we visited Ightham Mote. This building is the antedote to Japanese building practice, where everything is completely torn down and rebuilt when changes are required. Ightham Mote has been around since the 14th century, being gradually added to and diddled with by successions of not particularly famous owners. Recently it has undergone a 10 million pound restoration.

Posted By jules to jules' pics at 9/14/2010 03:05:00 AM


bob said...

great place to hold out against zombies

Anonymous said...

"not particularly famous owners"
Deep irony of course :)


Forever now; The Kentish Relic

Lovely picture though.

James Annan said...

Well I've not heard of any of them...except Monckton's father apparently being the last person to be born there! But to be fair, the "not particularly famous" was a line from the National Trust blurbs explaining why it had managed to slip under the radar for sacking and burning in more ancient times.

jules said...

No - not the Nat Trust blurb. That was just my idea for why it had not been totally messed up by anyone; no famous people, and thus no particularly huge egos - such that no one stamped themselves all over it but rather they saw it as something bigger than themselves.

I still don't see anyone famous on that list.