Rains, drains and floods: 700 years of water management and the impact of climate change
Ightham Mote is a 14th century moated manor house in Kent. It is located on a steep sided valley, centred on a watercourse and between many natural springs. It is vulnerable to flooding and the complex roof discharges water over the elevations.
Managing these problems and working with historic culverts and water flows has been a new challenge over the last decade involving the restoration of historic culverts spillways and sluices, flood management, the impact of climate change, unusually heavy rainfall, and the drying out of the mansion after flooding.
Join us to learn more about 700 years of water management and the impact of climate change.
Stuart Page - Chartered Architect, RIBA SCA
Stuart has been the principal of an architecture and interior design practice based in Tunbridge Wells since 1983, and specialises in the conservation and adaptation of historic buildings to new uses, and new buildings within sensitive settings.
Stuart is a RIBA Accredited Specialist Conservation Architect and was a founding member of the RIBA Conservation Group and of the RIBA Conservation Register Steering Group.