Knole house, Sevenoaks, Kent by Matthew Champion

Knole house, Sevenoaks, Kent

Today Knole house in Kent is known throughout the world for its fantastic and important collection of paintings and Jacobean court furniture, and tens of thousands of people visit this National Trust property each year. However, Knole is still a house full of secrets, with new discoveries being made each week by archaeologists, as part of a multi-million pound renovation project. In the hidden areas that the public only rarely get access to are the remains of over five centuries of a great house's life. The rooms full of china and crockery, the dismantled servant's bedsteads, the broken chairs and shattered statues - carefully packed away in attic spaces and storerooms.