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History lecture of Knole Park, Sevenoaks

The magnificent house and gardens at Knole
The magnificent house and gardens at Knole

Archaeologist Alastair Oswald has spent the past year digging into the prehistoric past of Knole Park.

His fascinating findings, including an early Bronze Age flint tool, suggest that people lived on the site at Sevenoaks as early as 2000 BC at the same time as the first stone was being laid at Stonehenge and 3,500 years before Knole House was built.

Having spent the past year carefully studying the humps and bumps of Knole’s parkland, Alastair is now ready to share his findings at a lecture on Wednesday, March 5, in the Great Hall at the National Trust property.

“I grew up playing in Knole Park and have only recently started to look at this familiar landscape with new eyes,” said Alastair. “That these startlingly obvious traces of ancient human activity have gone overlooked for so long should inspire us all to take a closer look at our surroundings.”

The lecture starts at 2pm. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. Tickets £8, plus 40p booking fee per ticket including refreshments.

Booking essential. Call 0844 2491895.

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