Exposing the Ballroom

As work progresses in the closed half of the house we get some of our first exciting glimpses behind the paneling. The early 17th century panels can be seen here being carefully taken down revealing the bare stone walls. This is all part of our Heritage Lottery funded conservation project to install fire protection, insulation, new lighting and electrical supply to the showrooms.

Fantastic opportunity to see things we’d never normally experience!

 

Here’s the Ballroom in it’s previous configuration still clad with its lovely seventeenth century paneling.

The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

The Ballroom at Knole. The great chimneypiece & overmantel rise the whole height of the room & rank among the finest works of Renaissance sculpture in England.

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