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 site since Saxon times. The house is currently on Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register and along with the outbuildings is in a very bad state of repair. 

The West Horsley Place Trust aims to restore the house, gardens, 380-acre estate and 8 Grade II listed outbuildings to create 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 a 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. 

Walled Garden Appeal

Support us to uncover the secrets of the gardens of West Horsley Place.


Author: catherine Day

Target amount: £10,000.00

Amount raised: £4,456.00

West Horsley Place Awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant

We are delighted to announce that West Horsley Place Trust has been awarded a £126,000 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Made possible by National Lottery players, the grant will support West Horsley Place: An Historic Estate without Barriers


Author: clare clinton

Getting to Know Our Trustees. . . Adrian Lajtha

Chair of our trustees, Adrian, shares his love of WHP, his hopes for the Trust's future and his passion for the arts.


Author: clare clinton

Latest stories

  • Getting to Know Our Trustees. . . Patrick Roberts

    Our Q&A series with trustees continues with our Treasurer, Patrick Roberts. Patrick shares his thoughts on the financial challenges facing heritage charities and the importance people in the past and future of WHP. Read more

  • Getting to Know Our Trustees. . . Angela Kidner

    " With climate and biodiversity breakdown threatening human survival, ensuring that the house and estate make a positive contribution to mitigating our impact will be essential. But it is not just about carbon emissions and trees, we are working towards making the whole organisation including every aspect of its life sustainable. " Read more

Latest Tweets