Alfriston Clergy House, East Sussex - 14th February 2004

This lovely building is a National Trust property adjacent to St Andrew's Church, Alfriston.  It was the first building to be saved by the National Trust and has a delightful cottage garden which includes a one hundred year old Judas tree.

Alfriston Clergy House, East Sussex, 14th February 2004 - MTC

The Clergy House is a surviving example of a typical thatched Wealden Hall House dating back to the 14th century. It was probably built for a yeoman farmer and later passed into the possession of the church. By the 1890s it was virtually derelict and would have been lost forever but for the efforts of Reverend Beynon, the vicar of Alfriston, who set up an appeal to save this ancient building. In 1896 the newly formed National Trust purchased the building for a token 10.

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