Stoneacre is a limestone and oak timber-framed house, bought in 1920 by the Anglican-turned-Catholic Arts and Crafts designer Aymer Vallance (1862–1943). He was an aesthete with a passion for the art and architecture of the Middle Ages and was closely associated with William Morris, and a supporter of the young Aubrey Beardsley. Previously, Stoneacre had been owned by the Ellys family from the fourteenth century to 1725. Vallance and his wife Lucy Ada Hennell restored and added to the house, giving it to the National Trust in 1928. Among the variety of portraits, including those of the Vallance relatives, is a good copy of a Justus Sustermans of ‘Prince Waldemar Christian of Denmark (1603–1647)’.
National Trust, Stoneacre
Otham, Maidstone, Kent ME15 8RS England
Please remember to double-check the opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit