Alfriston Clergy House

alfriston clergy house,national trust,sussex

Contact Details

The Tye
Alfriston
Polegate
East Sussex
BN26 5TL

Tel: +44 01323 870001

Fax: +44 01323 871318

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Type: Historic House / Palace

The Clergy House is remarkable as an ordinary house surviving from the 14th century. It was probably built for a farmer but became the property of the church, which is how it gets its name. By the 1890s, it was virtually derelict. It would have been lost forever but for the efforts of Reverend Beynon who persuaded the newly formed National Trust to buy and restore it in 1896.
One of the beams in the Main 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 developed by the National Trust over the years. The most asked about tree is the 100 year old Judas tree on the top lawn.
You can also visit the excellent shop.
Explore the delightful garden and savour the idyllic setting beside Alfriston's parish church with stunning views across the meandering river Cuckmere

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£4.50
Child£2.30
Family£11.30

National Trust members free

Awards

  • Visit Britain Awards - Code of Practice 2010

Opening Times

2010 - Opening (27/02/2010 - 01/08/2010)
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Monday10:3017:00
TuesdayClosed
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FridayClosed
Saturday10:3017:00
Sunday10:3017:00
BankHolidayClosed
2010 - Opening (02/08/2010 - 29/08/2010)
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Monday10:3017:00
TuesdayClosed
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Thursday10:3017:00
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Saturday10:3017:00
Sunday10:3017:00
BankHolidayClosed
2010 - Opening (30/08/2010 - 31/10/2010)
DayTimes
Monday10:3017:00
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday10:3017:00
Thursday10:3017:00
FridayClosed
Saturday10:3017:00
Sunday10:3017:00
BankHolidayClosed
2010 - Opening (01/11/2010 - 19/12/2010)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday11:0016:00
Thursday11:0016:00
FridayClosed
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday11:0016:00
BankHolidayClosed
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