The 600-year-old time machine

Ightham Mote was developed and rebuilt over several centuries and the elevations date back to a number of historic periods. Above: The weathered rag stone walls of the gate tower date back to the 15th century.

Interiors from the 1950s jostle with Victorian details in Stuart Page Architects’ painstaking restoration of Ightham Mote in Kent — the National Trust’s biggest restoration project of its type, which preserves architecture styles as far back at the Middle Ages

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