History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Great Maythem Hall, home of author Frances Hodgson Burnett
On the outskirts of the village is Great Maythem Hall, a neo-classical house built by Edwin Lutyens on the foundations of a Georgian mansion. Great Maythem Hall was the Victorian home of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of children's classics like Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. Indeed, it is thought that Burnett modelled the Secret Garden after her own garden at Great Maythem.
The house is now a care home, and is not generally open to visitors, though the exterior can easily be viewed through the estate gates.
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Address: Rolvenden, Kent, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the A28 3 miles west of Tenterden
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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