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.


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


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

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.
Blue Badge holders and those with limited mobility can park by the house. The house is accessible to wheelchair users.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 September 2019 14:30 - 15:15 Available
13 October 2019 14:30 - 15:15 Available

Contact Info

Leith Hill Place
Call 01306 711 685

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