TQ6835 : Ready for dinner at Scotney Castle on Christmas Eve 1872

taken 7 months ago, near to Kilndown, Kent, Great Britain

Ready for dinner at Scotney Castle on Christmas Eve 1872
Ready for dinner at Scotney Castle on Christmas Eve 1872
Doll's house at Scotney Castle on Christmas Eve 1872
Roger Ashburnham is credited with building the original Scotney Castle around 1380.

The original plan may never have been finished, and by 1558 it is likely only the southern tower remained. In 1580, the south wing was rebuilt, and around 1630 the eastern range was rebuilt in the style of Inigo Jones. The Elizabethan wing remained as a bailiff's residence until 1905, but the eastern range was partly dismantled on the completion of the new house in 1843, leaving the ruin as a garden feature and the focal point of the celebrated gardens.

The Darrell family owned the estate for some 350 years. In 1778 Edward Hussey bought the estate and his grandson, also Edward, built the 'new' Castle to the designs of Anthony Salvin, from sandstone quarried from the slope below. This was the last but one day of the new Scotney Castle being dressed up for Christmas. When you arrived you were told that the date was 24th December 1872 and as you went in you were given a card saying which of the family you were so that you could find your place at the dinner table. The dinner was prrepared in an ante room as seen here and then taken through to the dining table seen at LinkExternal link
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Saturday, 5 January, 2019   (more nearby)
Thursday, 10 January, 2019
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6873 3538 [10m precision]
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