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Field trip!

Today we went to Scotney Castle (click the pic to embiggen and becolor), which is actually two houses. This one, which is mostly a ruin, is Medieval. And up the hill, the family built a new, modern manse in 1837.

The last residents were childless. He left the house to the National Trust on his death, thirty years ago. His wife decided she was going to live to 99. So the gardens have been open to visitors for years, but the house only for three. Hence there’s an eerie sense of her about the place.

The last survivor is her cat, who was provided for in the will and still skulks about the place (but makes herself scarce during visiting hours).

And I thought Charlotte was spoiled!

June 23, 2010 — 10:47 pm
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