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History standing still

on our drive down to the Channel crossing we stopped off on our first day of the holiday trip in Kent.

Originally dating to around 1320, the building's importance lies in the fact that successive owners effected relatively few changes to the main structure, after the completion of the quadrangle with a new chapel in the 16th century.

The name "mote" derives from "moot", a meeting place.

Ightham Mote (pronounced "item moat").

  

Summer Holiday 2012 08 0013 England Kent Ightham Mote HDR

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Taken on August 8, 2012