Special Events

16
Apr
2024

Sevenoaks Society visit to Chiddingstone Castle - Tuesday 16th April 2024

16-04-2024 11:00 am
Sevenoaks Society visit to Chiddingstone Castle - Tuesday 16th April 2024

Chiddingstone is described In Pevsner’s West Kent and the Weald as “in its way…perfect… a delightful group of almost untouched c16 and c17 timber-framed buildings”. It has an interesting church and good pub. It immediately adjoins Chiddingstone Castle (“a sizeable late c17 hipped-roofed house,…inflated into a sandstone castellated mansion early in the c19”), set in parkland with a lake. Parking is readily available in the castle grounds.

The castle’s collection is extremely varied, ranging from Japanese sculptures to various Stuart treasures, and having the Curator as our guide (who gave a talk about the castle and its collections to the Society in November 2021) should assist greatly in understanding what is otherwise not at all easy to take in.

Below please find the booking form, to be sent to me at 2 Oak Lane, Sevenoaks TN131NF.  If you no longer have a cheque book then please make a bank transfer, letting me know you have done so (Sevenoaks Society HSBC sort code 40 40 32 a/c 70725102).

Members may also book for a guest. Numbers are limited to 20, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Booking will open on 1st March. Upfront non-refundable payment is required, but will be returned to those whose application is received after the visit is fully booked.

The charge will be £20 per head, to include tea/coffee/biscuits on arrival. There is a good café where lunch will be available to order, or members may disperse once the tour is completed to explore the village itself.

Arrival time: 11am; guided tour starts at 1130.

My personal email is charlesrgeorge@outlook.com

Charles George -  vice chair, Sevenoaks Society

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Booking form

Member’s name:

How many places do you require (limit 2)?

Cheque for £20 per person enclosed payable to The Sevenoaks Society:

Or have you made a bank transfer instead?

Your email address:

Would you be able to offer a lift if requested:

Please post complete booking form to Sevenoaks Society, 7 The Drive, Sevenoaks, TN13 3AB