Knole Park

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Knole Park
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Deer grazing in Knole Park, outside Knole House
Knole Park is located in Kent
Knole Park
Location within Kent
Type Public park managed by the National Trust
Location Sevenoaks, Kent
Coordinates 51°15′37″N 0°12′24″E / 51.2603°N 0.2068°E / 51.2603; 0.2068Coordinates: 51°15′37″N 0°12′24″E / 51.2603°N 0.2068°E / 51.2603; 0.2068
Area 1,000 acres (404.69 ha)(4.0 km2)
Created 1456 (1456)
Operated by National Trust
Open All year round

Knole Park is a deer park located directly to the south-east of the town of Sevenoaks in Kent, England. Dominating a large proportion of the park is Knole House, a 15th-century manor house, with the oldest parts being built by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury. The park is substantially wooded and reflecting its woodland is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.[1] In the north of the park lies Knole Park Golf Course.


A large 18th century Gothic-revival birdhouse.
The Bird House folly, an 18th-century birdhouse constructed to contain first Duke of Dorset's exotic bird collection.[2] 
A fallow deer lying on the grass.
The deer are very used to people walking in the deer park and graze right up to the walls of the house itself, ignoring passing bipeds. 
A tree-lined path leading towards Knole House.
A typical tree-lined path leading towards Knole House. 


  1. ^ Knole (Park and Garden) listing under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 within the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens by English Heritage for its special historic interest Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1000183)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "History of Knole Park". National Trust. Retrieved 2013-06-07.  Knole Park's broad history

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