This project will undertake the investigation, exploration and interpretation of important heritage features at Lullingstone Castle, as well as deliver an exciting community archaeology project.
Building on a geophysical resistivity survey completed in 2011 that revealed a possible sunken Tudor kitchen garden adjacent to the house, further investigatory work will be undertaken, which will be complemented by research into and the cultivation of the plants that would have been grown at the time the garden existed. A magnetometry survey will also be completed for the estate in order to provide more information on the inner moated gatehouse which no longer exists.
In addition, a condition survey is being undertaken of the important flint ‘Queen Anne’s’ bath-house located next to the River Darent, in order for restoration work to be undertaken and prevent its future collapse. Access will be improved to this structure and the adjacent ice house for visitors to view and learn about the heritage of the Castle and the estate and the important position it has held in the local landscape over the centuries.