Lees Court Estate, Faversham
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Lees Court Estate
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​The Lees Court Estate has been described as the finest Estate in Kent. The Estate has been in the Sondes family for the past 700 years and became the centre of The Countess Sondes’ life on the death of her husband, Henry George Herbert, The Fifth Earl Sondes in 1996.

The Estate, during the early 1900’s, was 85,000 acres. Today the Estate is 6,900 acres with a core of 2,663 acres around the villages of Sheldwich and Badlesmere with the balance at The Swale Estuary, Oare and Faversham Creeks.

Swale Estuary & Creeks

Swale Oysters

Lees Court Oysters

Lees Court Oysters are considered to be some of the best oysters in the world

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Farming on the Lees Court Estate

Swale Oysters

Seeds LP

Lees Court has grown a range of Non-Food Crops and is looking at further ways of adding value

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The Shoot at Lees Court

Swale Oysters

Lees Court Shoot

Lees Court Shoot is acclaimed for its sporting quality, atmosphere & style, conservation values & outstanding natural beauty

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08 Apr 2016

Kent Archaeological Society Project at Lees Court Estate

The Fieldwork Committee of the Kent Archaeological Society (KAS) is undertaking a project to investigate and define the achaelogical account of the Lees Court Estate. The Project has been named...

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01 Jan 2016

The Countess Sondes - Ambassador of the Global Partnerships Forum

The Countess Sondes Becomes an Ambassador of the Global Partnership Forum

The Global Partnership Forum (GPF is a unique, not-for-profit, knowledge platform, providing change-makers with the tools...

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17 Dec 2015

The Dean of Canterbury Expresses his appreciation for Lady Sondes’ work.

The Very Reverend Dr. Willis, Dean of Canterbury, expresses his deep appreciation for the work of Lady Sondes and the Lees Court Estate in focusing attention on the global development agenda.


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