A view looking west at the quintain on the village green in Offham, with Swan Cottages in the background

Date:
1957
Location:
The Quintain, Teston Road, Offham, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent
Reference:
AA57/03157
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The quintain, or tilting pole, is believed to be medieval. It was used to test the agility of those on horseback, particularly when using a lance.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Medieval Quintain