Alfriston Clergy House - National Trust

Alfriston Clergy House - National Trust
The Tye
Alfriston
Polegate
East Sussex
BN26 5TL
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alfriston-clergy-house

E-mail

alfriston@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Enquiries

01323 870001

Shop

01323 871443

Fax

01323 871318

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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The Clergy House is remarkable as a surviving example of a typical thatched Wealden Hall House dating back to the fourteenth century. It was probably built for a yeoman farmer and later passed into the possession of the church. By the 1890s it was virtually derelict and would have been lost forever but for the efforts of Reverend Beynon, the vicar of Alfriston, who set up an appeal to save this ancient building. In 1896 the newly formed National Trust purchased the building for a token £10. The Clergy House was the first historic building acquired by the National Trust. One of the oak beams in the hall features an oak leaf carving which may have been the inspiration for the National Trust logo. The floor in the hall is made of an unusual mixture of chalk and sour milk. The cottage style garden was laid out by Sir Robert Witt, the tenant in the 1920s, and includes many old scented roses and cottage garden favourites. Features of the garden include a 100 year old Judas tree, clipped box trees, herb garden, orchard and a small kitchen garden with raised beds.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check website for further information

Admission charges

£3.10, child £1.55, family £7.75. Groups £2.65. Guided tour £1 extra (inc. NT members).

Discounts

  • National Trust
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of alfriston clergy house and garden

Garden Tour at Alfriston Clergy House

  • 20 May 2014 11:30am-12:30pm

Come along and enjoy a guided tour around the garden at Alfriston Clergy House.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £4.80, Child: £2.40.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alfriston-clergy-house/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Bird

Half Term Hunt

  • 24 — 28 May 2014
  • 31 May — 1 June 2014

Enjoy a fun bird themed search around the garden.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £4.80, Child: £2.40. Activity id £1.50.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alfriston-clergy-house/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of alfriston clergy house and garden

NGS Day and Garden Tour

  • 17 June 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

Visit on NGS day and enjoy a special tour of the garden lead by our gardener. Tour 11.30am to 12.30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £4.80, Child: £2.40.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alfriston-clergy-house/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

House Tour and Tracker Packs

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-alfristonclergyhouse.htm

Tour of the Wealden Hall House. New tracker packs are now available for self led activities.

How to obtain

Call 01323 870001 or email alfriston@nationaltrust.org.uk
for more information.

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