Photographer's Note

"Bateman's" the home of Rudyard Kipling.

A modest Jacobean Wealden sandstone mansion built in 1634 for a local ironmaster, John Brittan.

When Kipling first went to Bateman's on a house hunting expedition in 1900 he fell in love with it at first sight.He purchased it in 1902, and made it his home.
He wrote some of his finest works here including 'If..' and 'Puck of Pook's hill.

Today the rooms are left as they were when the Kipling family lived there.Kipling and his wife created interiors that complemented the 17th century house."

Indeed it is just as if the family had gone out for the day, it feels so much like a home.
Now in the ownership of the National Trust.

Thanks for looking.

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