£40, all day (10am - 4pm approx.) Home to the Gage family for over 500 years, Firle
£40, all day (10am – 4pm approx.)
Home to the Gage family for over 500 years, Firle Place was originally built in the 15th Century for Sir John Gage, the exterior of the house was dramatically altered in the 18th Century. Today, Firle is lived in by Henry Nicholas, 8th Viscount (b. 1934 -) and his family. At the 2022 Georgian Group Architectural Awards, two estate buildings were given commendations, the Shepherd’s Barn & Stable lavatories.
After a tour of the house at Firle Place we will then move to Stanmer Park (own transport needed). Stanmer House, in Stanmer Park was given a simple early Georgian facade by Nicholas Dubois for Henry and then for his brother, Thomas Pelham in the early 1720s. The main part of the house survives, with some of the ground floor interiors. We can see later alterations such as a new, simple stables of the 1770s and the mainly Georgian walls of the gardens which now house a restaurant and recently refurbed gardens. Most of the park survives and is owned as a public space by the City of Brighton and Hove. This part of our day will be led by Sue Berry.
Members to make their own arrangements for transport and lunch. This visit is for Georgian Group members only.
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All Day (Monday)