I had decided in advance what I was going to photograph today. This was NOT it! My target was another former pub, this time in Ufton Green. However, on the way there, I spotted a sign to Ufton Court.Curiosity getting the better of me, I set off down the single track road, wondering if I was ever going to find the place. Eventually, I saw a small house on the left (the Lodge House), with a sign to the main building itself to the right.
At this point, I became confused. There was a sign pointing down the drive saying “Public Footpath”, then another at the gate stating it was Private! Deciding this only referred to the car, I parked up and walked down the drive.
Ufton Court is an impressive building. It dates back to the Doomsday Book, when it was a small medieval manor called Ufton Pole. In 1568 it was purchased by Lady Marvyn, who extended it and gave it its present name.
It is now owned by an Educational Trust, providing education and adventure programmes to disadvantaged young people. It is also available for hire as a wedding venue.
Further reading: uftoncourt.co.uk/about-us/our-history/.
- Taken: 11 Mar 2017
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
- Focal Length 24mm
- 1/200 Sec
- ISO 100