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Alfriston Clergy House

The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL, England
01323 871961
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Alfriston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There is a 'pretty as a postcard' broad green valley in the South Downs through which meanders the lovely river Cuckmere. Five km from the sea, there is a kink in the river course, a peaceful place where in prehistoric times a track crossed its leisurely flow by means of a ford. Here we found what we were searching for,... More

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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The perfect little place to visit if you are a bit tight for time. We really enjoyed our visit here and found it very interesting. I enjoyed the hunt for the five toy bats and three toy mice and found all of them. The parking was a little confusing but we did manage to find a carpark in the village... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This rare 14th Century Wealden timber framed ‘hall-house’ with its lovely cottage garden, orchard and idyllic setting by the Cuckmere River, is one of the most significant houses looked after by The National Trust. It was the first property to be purchased by them, when they were a newly formed charity in 1896. Alfriston Clergy House’s successful restoration paved the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We loved it but the rain was so heavy we could not visit the garden. Very helpful staff who were very knowledgeable about the house.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was interesting to see the first house that the National Trust purchased in 1896 as we have been members for a long time. The Church decided to demolish the house which had been split into two houses. A lady who had lived there all her life and was in her 80s pleaded to be allowed to stay until she... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Steeped in history, beautiful setting, gorgeous village - another National Trust gem - that's it really - simple as that

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are a member of the National Trust then you must visit this building - the first in the their. 'Portfolio'! Great position near the Church and near the local town - within walking distance Recommended / Enjoy

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great history & lovely location. This is the very first property ever obtained by the Natioanl Trust. IT was a total wreck when they bought it for £10 in the 1800s but now it is really fascinating.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Well worth a wander around for an hour and gorgeous gardens. The old part of the house is particularly stunning.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've been a NT member for almost twenty years now, but this weekend I paid my first visit to the first property the trust visited. Its a small house which is incredibly pretty, although there is little inside apart from the shell, which gives visitors the opportunity to see what a dwelling such as this would have been like to... More

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