History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The house was built in 1569, using stone and flint specially imported from Normandy in France. In the 400+ years that have passed since then, only 3 families have lived here.
The Elizabethan building was heavily remodelled in the 18th century, when a striking stable block was added with an eye-catching clock tower. At the same time a set of wyvern gates were built by Richard Trevor, Bishop of Durham. The interiors are a perfect example of an English manor house, with a mix of architecture spanning the last 4 centuries. The house has only recently been restored to its historical splendour, a project funded by a sale of a painting by Rubens to the Tate Britain Gallery in London for £5 million in 2008.
The gardens are largely parkland, offering a profusion of spring flowers, with the addition of more modern formal gardens near the house. There is a sculpture garden leading to a wooded copse, where you will see displays of wildflowers. Beside the manor is the neo-classical church of St Mary, built in 1763 to replace a medieval church. Look for memorials to the owners of Glynde Place, and a wonderful set of Georgian box pews.
Glynde is best known for its series of outdoor concerts, which are extremely popular. If you intend to visit, I strongly suggest booking as early as possible! The house and gardens are open on selected days throughout the summer.
NOTE: The house is receiving extensive restoration work and is closed during 2016. Private tours can still be booked.
About Glynde Place
Address: The Street, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex, England, BN8 6SX
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: 3 miles east of Lewes, off the A27
Website: Glynde Place
Phone: 01273 858 224
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