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Knole House in Autumn - Nov 2011 - Run Girl Run | by Gareth1953 All Right Now
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Knole House in Autumn - Nov 2011 - Run Girl Run


Knole is an English country house in the town of Sevenoaks in west Kent, surrounded by a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) deer park. One of England's largest houses, it is reputed to be a calendar house, having 365 rooms, 52 staircases, 12 entrances and 7 courtyards. It is known for the degree to which its early 17th-century appearance is preserved, particularly in the case of the state rooms: the exteriors and interiors of many houses of this period, such as Clandon Park in Surrey, were dramatically altered later on. The surrounding deer park has also survived with little having changed over the past 400 years except for the loss of over 70% of its trees in the Great Storm of 1987.

The gardens are also great for a Cross Country Run as can be seen by this beautiful young lady with the low Autumn sunshine bursting through her hair.

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Taken on November 20, 2011