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OPEN Sundays and Thursdays, 2 - 6pm (up to the end of September)

Private Group Visits by arrangement Apr - Sep    more >>

One of 'England's Thousand Best Houses' (Simon Jenkins).

'The best example of late 15th century timber-framing in Sussex.'

'Best Restoration' in Hudsons Heritage Awards 2011.

Highly Commended in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2015-16


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A perfect venue for Wedding Ceremonies

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Volunteers needed!

Do you enjoy meeting new people?

Would you like to learn some new skills?

Would you like to help preserve our local heritage?

Enjoy an atmosphere of friendliness in a unique volunteering environment;

a rewarding role bringing St Mary's to life for visitors;

a very fulfilling time in beautiful surroundings.

Help is needed for stewarding, guiding, tea-room, kitchen, gardening, office.

Please call 01903 816205 or email if you would like to know more.


St Mary's is an enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, and charming cottage-style tea rooms, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber, West Sussex ... a place of fascination and mystery.

Still a lived-in home, there are fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan trompe l'oeil Painted Room. St Mary's has intriguing literary connections ... Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and the Sherlock Holmes story The Musgrave Ritual.

There are five acres of beautiful gardens, with an exceptional example of the prehistoric Ginkgo Biloba 'living fossil' tree, amusing animal topiary, and 'Secret' Garden with original Victorian fruit wall and pineapple pits, beautiful rose garden, terracotta garden, King's Garden, unusual circular English Poetry Garden, landscape water garden and Rural Museum.

St Mary's hosts world class concerts and events.

Many thousands of visitors have admired its picturesque charm and enjoyed its atmosphere of friendliness and welcome, qualities which make it a visit to remember.

Give a GIFT VOUCHER for a visit to St Mary's - an ideal present

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More visitor comments:

"It's like a box of chocolates - until opened we had no idea of the wonders inside"

"The peace and tranquillity"

"A sense of years of history - a trip back in time"

"You have performed miracles in preserving our common heritage for future generations to come"





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St. Mary's House, Bramber, West Sussex  UK  BN44 3WE   tel. 01903 816205     last updated 20/12/2016