Please note: the
former St Mary's Historic House & Gardens Charitable Trust has now been closed,
and the funds transferred to the new St Mary's Historic House Trust; this is to
fulfil the requirements of the Charity Commission, enabling the commercial
operations of St Mary's to be brought under the auspices of the Trust.
is a unique example of our national heritage. It has magnificent panelling and marquetry, the unique Elizabethan ‘Painted Room’, as well as the owners’ special
collections which have been bequeathed to the Trust.
The house has been visited by many thousands of
visitors, both by the general public on open afternoons and countless specialist
groups and schools.
It deserves to be enjoyed by everyone.
it as a visitor attraction open to the public can only be done with adequate
funding through donations, legacies and grants, on top of income from visitors.
The magnificent Victorian Garden, as well as Orchard Lodge, have been bought
back through the generous donations of friends and family. We are now seeking to
acquire the Victorian Wing, the former gardeners’ cottages, as well as to
establish an endowment fund in order to maintain and preserve St. Mary’s, and
its associated buildings and grounds, into the future.
A number of
important restoration projects have been completed, thanks to the support from
many Charitable Foundations and Trusts.
The Trustees of the St. Mary's Historic House
Trust are constantly
seeking complementary funding from concerned local individuals and businesses.
We hope that you will be encouraged to make a
donation to the St. Mary's Historic House Trust in order to ensure that St. Mary's is
safe for future generations to enjoy.