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Alfriston Clergy House

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Address: Alfriston Clergy House The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
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Small house in superb village 171216

Beautifully kept clergy house adjacent to the large church in this little East Sussex village. The village itself is a delight so best find somewhere to park and explore not just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a NT member, I have visited this little place on a number of occasions. I have to admit to finding the small garden more interesting thabn the house and the village in which it is situated in even more interesting to walk around.

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Reading
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully kept clergy house adjacent to the large church in this little East Sussex village. The village itself is a delight so best find somewhere to park and explore not just this house but explore the whole area. The house has fame as being the first to be puchased by a fledging National Trust at the turn the 19th to... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lovely staff. Very helpful and cheery. The house itself is well worth a visit. Makes you wonder how they coped with the cold and damp in those days.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

How nice to visit the first property purchased by the National Trust. The house and furnishings are presented in their original state without any modern additions. There is also a small but interesting garden which must look really colourful in the summer. The staff are very informative and their is a nice little shop on site. The village of Alfriston... More 

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Thank Petei2
Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a beautiful old house in a peaceful setting and surrounded by a lovely country garden. Lots of history, a little gift shop and knowledgeable guides to fill in the details.

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Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is the first property that the National Trust purchased. It is a timber-framed hall type dwelling where many of the constructional details are visible. We were welcomed by the staff/volunteers who made us feel valued and were prepared to explain the history and construction to us. The whole village is worth exploring and contains many other timber-framed properties.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

It was a wonderful late Summer afternoon in Alfriston and the clergy house was waiting to be seen. It was a very old building and the first founding place of the National trust. Not an awful lot to be seen in a few rooms but it takes you back to a whole new way of life hundreds of years ago.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was the National Trust's first purchase so unique in that sense as I have been a member for over 40 years. The house and land was purchased for £10 albeit long agao

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Alfriston village is well worth a visit. This property situated on the green next to the church will take about 1hr. Well preserved property and beautiful and peaceful gardens.Lucky if you can get parked nearby but main car park other end of the village so you can view this quaint village on your stroll. well worth the visit.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This property is so interesting and historic. It is possible to see how people lived through the generations right up to its last occupant. The garden is very pretty and well maintained. Lovely to sit in the garden and take it all in. Alfriston is a popular and attractive village but parking quite difficult on a busy summer Saturday.

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