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: £4,176.00


Garden Tales from Nicky Webber - January 2020

The latest tales from the walled gardens at West Horsley Place, including pear sorbet, bombs and curvilinear vineries.


Author: catherine Day

Director's Diary - March 2020

March 2020 update from Peter Pearce, Director of West Horsley Place.


Author: catherine Day

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  • Bright Apollo's Lute: Lute Music at West Horsley Place

    Renowned musician Paula Chateauneuf gives lute and theorbo early music concert at West Horsley Place as part of the Investic International Music Festival. Read more

  • Author Daisy Dunn Discusses Her Latest Work: In The Shadow of Vesuvius A Life of Pliny

    Acclaimed historian, author and classicist Daisy Dunn will discuss her latest book 'In The Shadow of Vesuvius' at West Horsley Place. This will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. Read more

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