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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Historical Examples of knole

  • He died in 1486 at his palace at Knole, and was buried at Canterbury.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • At Knole Park, in Kent, advantage has been taken of this spreading habit to allow the formation of a very remarkable grove.

  • 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