Knole is an English country house owned by the National Trust in the parish of Sevenoaks in Kent. Sevenoaks consists of the town itself and Knole Park, a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) park, within which the house is situated.
The current house dates back to the 1440s, with major additions in the 16th and, particularly, the early 17th centuries. Its grade I listing reflects its mix of late-medieval to Stuart structures, and particularly its central façade and state rooms. It is believed that the house itself ranks in the top five of England’s largest houses, under any measure used, occupying a total of four acres. The surrounding deer park has also survived with varying degrees of management in the 400 years since 1600, however, its formerly dense woodland has not yet fully recovered from the loss of more than 70% of its trees in the Great Storm of 1987.
Price & Oliver supplied the new visitors’ centre with a range of British made ironmongery predominantly from Frank Allart, Kirkpatrick and Cooke Brothers.