West Horsley Place is a Grade I listed mediaeval manor house and estate of great beauty and historic significance. The manor house dates from 1425, though there has been a building on the site since Saxon times. The house is currently on Historic England’s At Risk Register and along with the outbuildings is in a very bad state of repair.
The Mary Roxburghe Trust’s mission is to restore the house, gardens, 380 acre estate and 8 Grade II listed outbuildings, as well as creating here a vibrant centre for the performing and visual arts and the teaching of crafts. After 1000 years of private ownership West Horsley Place will be reborn as a place for everyone to enjoy, whether as an opera guest, visitor to the house or garden or as a student learning a new craft. There is a great history to be discovered, and a new role for this grand old house to play in its community.
West Horsley Place is a house with over a thousand year’s worth of remarkable stories. For a house of relatively humble stature compared to the great stately homes of the land, the number of famous visitors, illustrious owners, incredible discoveries and fascinating events that have weaved into the past and present of this beautiful building […]
Mary Roxburghe Trust to Offer the First ‘Pathfinder’ Art Workshop this Summer Led by Artist Katie Sollohub
The Mary Roxburghe Trust is delighted to announce the commencement of a trial ‘Pathfinder’ arts workshop this summer. Its purpose is to enable learning to take place here at the earliest opportunity, even before renovation works and using our existing spaces as they are. We want to learn from the experience in preparation for future […]
When Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe died in 2014, her bequest included a major gift of more than 7500 books from West Horsley Place to Trinity College, Cambridge- one of the largest bequests in the College’s history. The Duchess’ Grandfather, Lord Houghton, and Father, the Marquess of Crewe, had studied at Trinity before embarking on important […]
West Horsley Place will once again be throwing open its doors this year for Heritage Open Days. Installation of essential services into the house has prevented us from being able to have regular public access, so the Heritage Open Days scheme is a great opportunity for us to welcome visitors at West Horsley […]
Past visitors to the house will know that its facilities, including lavatories, are somewhat primitive. At present, the previously derelict and unused northwest corner of the house, beyond the library, is being prepared for installation of new lavatories for guests and visitors. This area is part of the earliest wing of the house, dating from […]
I am delighted to join The Mary Roxburghe Trust as Head of Development. On my first visit to West Horsley Place I was captivated by this extraordinary and beautiful estate and its potential to become a valuable asset for the local community. I feel incredibly privileged to be invited to play a part in developing […]