The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
The Mote      Ightham  
Ightham Mote in 1905
Ightham Mote in 1905
"The grey house from the Moat around
Rises four square; two white swans glide,
A falling stream's uncertain sound
Is heard on every side.
 
A home in an untroubled land
As 'twas at first, it is to-day
Unchanged, the grey quadrangles stand
Through centuries past away."

So Sir Lewis Morris wrote, and certainly one of the charms of old homes is that within their walls are enshrined memories and traditions of bye-gone days.
extract from Lady Hope's English Homes and Villages published in 1909


Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1798The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume V by Edward Hastedp. 40
1900Ightham Mote House and Church by J. Oldrid Scott ⇒ p. 189
1900Note on former owners of Ightham Mote House by Rev. C.E. Woodruff, M.A. ⇒ p. 195
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 242
1914Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold with Illustrations by Hugh Thomson ⇒ p. 360

Historical records

1640Ightham Moat HouseIghtham Moat House, Ightham by J. NashPrivate collection

1640Ightham Moat HouseIghtham Moat House, Ightham by J. NashPrivate collection

12th May 1883BirthMary Ann Coles [Hider]The MoteKen Homewood's records

1896Ightham MoatIghtham MoatPrivate collection

1896Ightham MoatIghtham MoatPrivate collection

1905Ightham Mote CourtyardIghtham Mote Courtyard painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeCharles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographerEnglish Homes and Villages

1905Ightham MoteIghtham Mote painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeCharles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographerEnglish Homes and Villages

1907Ightham Mote, South FrontIghtham Mote, South Front painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeCharles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographerEnglish Homes and Villages

1907Ightham Mote, from the Bowling GreenIghtham Mote, from the Bowling Green painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeCharles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographerEnglish Homes and Villages

1907Chapel Doorway, Ightham MoteChapel Doorway, Ightham Mote photographed by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection

1st Jul 1907BirthErnest John ColesThe MoteKen Homewood's records

1909Ightham MoteIghtham Mote painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeCharles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographerEnglish Homes and Villages

c 1910Ightham MoteIghtham Mote photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

c 1930Ightham MoteIghtham MoteCountry Houses

c 1930Ightham Mote - from the northIghtham Mote - from the northCountry Houses

c 1930Ightham Mote - looking into the courtyardIghtham Mote - looking into the courtyardCountry Houses

c 1930Ightham Mote - the gate-towerIghtham Mote - the gate-towerCountry Houses

c 1930Ightham Mote - the back of the houseIghtham Mote - the back of the houseCountry Houses

c 1930Ightham Mote - the Tudor ChapelIghtham Mote - the Tudor ChapelCountry Houses

c 1930Ightham Mote - the 14th century hallIghtham Mote - the 14th century hallCountry Houses

1962Ightham MoteIghtham Mote, Ightham photographed by Country LifeCountry Life Picture Book of Kent and Sussex - 1962
reproduced with the permission of Country Life

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