West Hoathley, West Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The manor is believed to be a part of the divorce settlement given by Henry VIII to Anne of Cleeves. It was later owned by influential gardener William Robinson. The house is now a hotel.
But back to the church! In the churchyard is a memorial to Anne Tree, one of the three 'East Grinstead Martyrs'. The martyrs were burned to death in 1556 because they refused to recant their Protestant faith despite the laws of Queen Mary I.
On a more pleasant note, West Hoathly is home to the Priest's House, a 15th century Wealden hall house built to house monks from Lewes Priory, who owned the manor. The house is now a museum of local life.
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About West Hoathley
Address: West Hoathley, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: TQ 3672 3151
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Sheffield Park - 5.5 miles (Garden)
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