- Knole House, Knole, TN15 0RP
- 01732 462100
One of the great treasure houses of England set in a magnificent deer park. Has a superb collection of C17th Stuart furniture, tapestries, textiles & portraits.
Knole House (also Knowle House) is a stately home situated close to Sevenoaks in north-west Kent, surrounded by a large deer park, Knole (or Knowle) Park. It is remarkable in England for the degree to which the early 17th-century appearance of its state rooms is preserved: the interiors of many houses of this period were altered later on. The surrounding deer park is also a remarkable survivor, having changed little over the past 400 years except for the loss of many trees in the Great Storm of 1987.
The house was built by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, between 1456 and 1486. On Bourchier’s death, the house was bequeathed to the See of Canterbury