West Horsley Place is an ancient estate with 300 acres of open land separating the Surrey villages of West Horsley and East Horsley, both of them featuring in the Domesday Book.
The central feature of the estate is the house known as West Horsley Place. Grade I listed, and with eight Grade II listed buildings in its immediate vicinity, all of them now in a very bad state of repair, it is of great historic importance. The estate and house belong now to the Mary Roxburghe Trust, a charity committed to restoring them to health.
From 2017 West Horsley Place will be the home of the renowned Grange Park Opera, previously in Hampshire.
The Mary Roxburghe Trust wishes all our friends and supporters a very merry festive season and a happy 2018. November and December have been full of activity at West Horsley Place. We passed an important milestone on 1 November when Guildford Borough Council’s Planning Committee voted to approve our proposals for changes of use […]
2017 has been a year of great activity and achievement at West Horsley Place. Most importantly emergency works started to the house and garden walls, and we were able to welcome the public to explore and enjoy the house and gardens over the Heritage Open Days weekend and West Horsley Place Food Festival. We took […]
The Mary Roxburghe Trust announce the West Horsley Place Attic Sale to take place at Gorringe’s auction house on 8th January 2018. The auction will be comprised of some 250+ lots from the house, attics, sculleries and outhouses of West Horsley Place. MRT trustee, Bamber Gascoigne explains: “It came as a great surprise in 2014 to […]
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted that West Horsley Place was a location in the BBC’s recent adaptation of Howards End. Interiors featured as various settings including Oniton Grange, Ducie Street, Wickham Place and a German hotel. It was a wonderful production for us to host at West Horsley Place, bringing both vital commercial […]
Emergency repairs taking place at Grade I listed West Horsley Place have led to an unexpected – and rather chilling – discovery. This week, a team of conservation experts assessing the most immediate conservation needs of the house – which has been placed on the Historic England At Risk Register – happened upon what could […]
An extraordinary amount seems to have happened at West Horsley Place over the past few months. We have welcomed the Grange Park Opera’s first season, hosted the West Horsley village fete and Heritage Open Days, and held the first West Horsley Place Food Festival. We have a wonderful corps of volunteers, helpers and supporters who […]