History

The story of a South Downs farm

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We are always on the lookout for new tour guides and researchers into the farm's fascinating history.

Video diaries

The National Trust and Photographic Pathways have produced a series of short videos about life at Saddlescombe in the early twentieth century.

The donkey wheel

You can visit Saddlescombe's most famous builidng all year.

This huge wooden wheel, powered by a donkey, would draw water from the 50-metre deep well; it provided water for the residents for centuries.

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