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a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent

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Ightham is a picturesque village in Kent, four miles east of Sevenoaks and six miles north of Tonbridge. The name is made famous by the nearby National Trust attraction 'Ightham Mote' which is a medieval moated manor house which dates back to the 14th century.

The parish church of St Peter, dates back to the 12th century and has some truly beautiful Jacobean and Medieval effigies which are well worth visiting for. Also you will find a memorial to amateur archaelogist Benjamin Harrison (1837 - 1921) a grocer from the village who pioneered the study of flint artefacts in England, and who won international recognition as a pioneer in the realm of archaeology. His notebooks reside in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

Ightham was also once famous for growing Kentish cob nuts, which were first cultivated by James Usherwood, who lived at Cob Tree Cottage in the village. There also used to be a public house nearby called the Cob Tree Inn, but this is now a private house.

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