Photos

South elevation

South elevation looking over the terrace and knot garden

East elevation from the main lawn

East elevation from the main lawn

The knot garden from a first floor bedroom

The knot garden from a first floor bedroom

 

The fernery, designed by James Pulham and Son in 1868

The fernery, designed by James Pulham and Son in 1868

The knot garden covered in frost

The knot garden covered in frost

View of Lamberhurst St Mary's Church across the Old Tennis Court

View of Lamberhurst St Mary’s Church across the Old Tennis Court

View of the pond, designed by James Pulham and Son in 1868.

View of the pond, designed by James Pulham and Son in 1868.

The knot garden in spring

The knot garden in spring

South elevation looking over the terrace and the knot garden

South elevation looking over the terrace and the knot garden

The Dining Room, one of the rooms we plan to make available for functions

The Dining Room, one of the rooms we plan to make available for functions

East elevation looking over the main lawn

East elevation looking over the main lawn

One of the walls in the garden

One of the walls in the garden

Looking along the passage towards the dining room

Looking along the passage towards the dining room

Family Portraits above the main stairs

Family Portraits above the main stairs

The main staircase

The main staircase

Family portraits above the stairs

Family portraits above the stairs

 

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6 thoughts on “Photos

  1. Helen Bates

    I’m just writing a paper up with some Matson of Tytup connections. Googling Matson of Tytup led me to your blog. Great to see and read about their descendants and the portraits are wonderful. I don’t suppose you have a nice chest full of family papers?! Oh well … probably not!

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    1. heatherdyke Post author

      Wow, that’s fascinating! There are lots of family papers in the Kent archives, but I’m not sure how much Matson stuff is there. We have papers here too, but more recent ones, so mostly Morland ones. You’re welcome to come and have a trawl through if you like. I’d love to see your paper when it’s done. There might be some further clues to help me piece things together. Thanks for getting in touch.

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  2. Heather Phillips

    Hello Heather,

    I was so sorry to hear that Court Lodge was being sold, as we hate to see collections of family possessions and memorabilia in country houses broken up. We recently purchased from Bentley’s auction in Cranbrook, a portrait of an elderly lady in a bonnet with a widow’s peak front tied in a bow round her neck, sitting in a chair holding her hands together, In the last but one of the photographs on this page which we zoomed, the painting can be seen (just) behind the railings of the stair to the extreme left of the photo. It is in a square gilt frame, with a raised gilt oval superimposed on the front and was formerly made to sit on a table, but the strut was missing. Do you by any chance happen to have any idea who the sitter for the portrait was?

    Many thanks for any light you may be able to throw on our mystery lady!

    Kind regards,

    Heather

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  3. heatherdyke Post author

    Hi Heather, thanks for your comment. When I first saw your message I had thought it was Lady Caroline Morland, daughter of the William Courtenay, 8th Earl of Devon, but looking at the photo you pointed out, that picture is not the one I was thinking of. If it doesn’t say on it who the lady is, I’m afraid I don’t know.

    The rest of the Court Lodge paintings and contents are being sold through Dreweatts this year.

    We are very sad that it ended up this way, but there was, in the end, no alternative.

    Best wishes,
    Heather

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