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Three more shots from Kent, and once again from our visit to Scotney Castle.

This shows you the Old Castle, situated at the bottom of the hill and surrounded by its' own lake.

Roger Ashburnham is credited with building the castle c.1378-1380.
Construction of the castle began as a roughly rectangular fortified house with towers in each corner.

In 1580, the south wing was rebuilt in the Elizabethan style, and around 1630 the eastern range was rebuilt in three story Inigo Jones style.

The 'New' Castle stands at the top of the garden, built to replace the Old Castle, between 1838 and 1843. This is known as Scotney New Castle or simply Scotney Castle.

There is much more history to this place, I have only touched upon it.

In 1970 the estate was left to the National Trust.
Please look at the extra shots in the workshop.

The mini island in the centre, is I think, for water fowl to make their nests.

Thanks for looking.

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