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Knole

/nəʊl/
noun
1.
a mansion in Sevenoaks in Kent: built (1454) for Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury; later granted to the Sackville family, who made major alterations (1603–08)
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  • The portrait at Nuneham, which I have mentioned above, is not so life-like as that at knole: it lacks the shading.

    Francis Beaumont: Dramatist Charles Mills Gayley
  • A group of blue leaves, etc., taken from some old cushions at knole Park, Sevenoaks.

    Jacobean Embroidery Ada Wentworth Fitzwilliam and A. F. Morris Hands
  • Rain-pipe heads at knole have patterns formed in this way by bright tin applied to the surface.

    Leadwork W. R. Lethaby
  • This kind of furniture was generally gilt, and under the black paint of those at knole are still to be seen traces of the gold.

    Illustrated History of Furniture Frederick Litchfield
  • Like knole and Ham House, the interior is untouched, and every room is in the same condition since the time of its erection.

  • One of the rooms was fitted up by James First for himself when he paid a visit to knole, and the room is kept as it was.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • On the way to Brede we stopped for luncheon at knole, another famous country place owned by the West family.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • Twenty miles to the east, over the Kentish border, is knole, which concludes the tour.

    Stained Glass Tours in England Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  • He died in 1486 at his palace at knole, and was buried at Canterbury.

  • This picture (the original) was sold at Christie's during a sale from knole several years ago.

    Forty Years of 'Spy' Leslie Ward

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