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.
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). […]
Peter and Lizzie Cave to Take Part in Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race in Aid of the Mary Roxburghe Trust
A tenant of the one of the West Horsley Place cottages for many years, Peter Cave and his daughter Lizzie are taking part in the gruelling Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race this Easter weekend to raise funds for the Mary Roxburghe Trust. Peter Cave talks about his connection to West Horsley Place, his memories of Mary, […]
Local doctor Philip Marazzi has been photographing roe deer on West Horsley Place estate and has kindly shared his images and experiences with us. – How did you come to know West Horsley Place? I have been a GP in the area for over 25years and have always enjoyed walking on the estate paths. […]
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 […]