Talk: Architectural History of Leith Hill Place

Historian Patrick Newberry gives an engaging insight into the origins of Leith Hill Place and the families who have lived there.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Leith Hill Place and its folly, Leith Hill Tower, have a fascinating history, some of which has passed into local legend. Find out how the house developed from a Tudor manor and the ways in which successive owners set their own mark on it.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Leith Hill Place

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.00
Child N/A £3.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

There is a suggested donation of £3.50 in the Rhododendron Wood car park for non National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Older children with an interest in history are welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the front door of the house.
What to bring and wear
The walk across the field from the Rhododendron Wood car park can be muddy so stout footwear and/or a change of shoes is recommended.
Accessibility
Blue Badge holders and those with limited mobility can park by the house. The house is accessible to wheelchair users.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 September 2018 14:30 - 15:15 Available
14 October 2018 14:30 - 15:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Leith Hill Place
Email
leithhillplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01306 711 685

Upcoming events

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Talk: Architectural History of Leith Hill Place

Sun 16 Sep 2018
14:30-15:15
Historian Patrick Newberry gives an engaging insight into the origins of Leith Hill Place and the families who have lived there.

Drawing for beginners

Tue 18 Sep 2018
10:00-12:30
A basic drawing class covering the fundamental skills necessary for being able to draw, run by artists Jane Allison.

Sussex Wind Quintet concert

Sat 22 Sep 2018
17:15-19:00
Hear an accomplished wind quintet enjoy exploring the intricacies of Vaughan Williams' music and other influential composers of his time