Penshurst

We had our first expedition out of town to walk in the grounds of Penshurst, which was much more impressive than I’d expected – a large, rambling set of mainly fourteenth-century buildings which grew incrementally, like an Oxbridge college, added to in the nineteenth century and surrounded by still formal gardens, laid out by Devey in the 1850s with long brick walls, old apple trees and box hedges:-

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