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.
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 […]
A selection of volumes from the library at West Horsley Place are to be sold at Toovey’s auction house in the Antiquarian and Collectors’ Books Sale on 15th May. Proceeds from the sale will help to fund our ongoing mission to restore the Grade I listed house and bring the estate back to life as […]
The Mary Roxburghe Trust was delighted to welcome Guildford Shakespeare Company to West Horsley Place for their Sonnet Walk weekend to mark Shakespeare’s birthday. The weekend was a great opportunity for visitors to come to West Horsley Place and enjoy a promenade theatre experience, which we hope will be the first of many performing […]
The grant at the beginning of November of planning consent by Guildford Borough Council, after many months of concentrated work, for all the changes of use necessary to achieve our future plans at West Horsley Place was a seminal moment. It has enabled us to press forward with renewed confidence and belief with work […]
The Mary Roxburghe Trust is delighted to announce that the Guildford Shakespeare Company’s 2018 Sonnet Walks will take place at West Horsley Place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April. There are 13 walks each day, starting at NOON – each walk lasts approx. 60 mins and are every 15 minutes. (no walk at 13:45). […]