Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bourchier's Tower, the inner gatehouse, looking onto Stone Court
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/EHS/911 (ES5738)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country houses ; Towers ; Entrances ; Gateways ; Courtyards ; Stone|
NOTES: The house was built by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, between 1456 and 1486. It passed into Royal possession in 1537 during the Dissolution. In 1566, Elizabeth I presented the house and estate to her cousin Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, who substantially remodelled the medieval palace between 1603 and 1608.
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