There was also an amateur ghost hunt on the island conducted in 2007, and in spite of reports of a “wild brooding energy” and sounds of “1920/30s grammarphone music” being heard on the island, there is little popular mythology connected to the island house.

Ghosts aside, the manor is truly a hidden gem in Kent’s northwest reaches, and though access is extremely limited, the intrigue of a rarely opened Tudor ruin fit with a moat is enough to spark imagination on its own.

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