Wednesday 17th October at 5.00pm
Join the SPAB Sussex group for a visit to the National Trust's outstanding 14th Century moated Manor House at Ightham Mote, Kent, TN15 0NT.
The visit will be led by Bernadette Gillow, General Manager and Stuart Page, Property Architect and SPAB Member.
Bernadette will set the scene and tell us about the issues facing the wider Ightham Mote estate including those arising from the recent Conservation Management Plan and pioneering historic landscape and farmstead studies carried out by Jeremy Lake and Nicola Bannister.
Stuart will talk about the ongoing care of this fine building including recent discoveries and refresh and update on how the Grade 1 and Scheduled Monument is coping with the increasing numbers of visitors since the major restoration some years ago.Members will recall this was the Trust's largest project at that time and featured on Time Team.
The event is expected to finish around 7.30 pm
About the Sussex Regional Group
The Sussex Group is run by a committee of five, with Simon Clark as main organiser and Ashley Brown, Duncan Philips, Bob Overton-Hart and Jonathan Cerowski all also organising events and performing various roles. The current committee has by and large served since 2014, and all live in Sussex but liberally spread across both West and East. The Group’s approach is to put on an event monthly between Easter and autumn each year.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.