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The Priest House

Mid Sussex

Type:Historic House / Palace

North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4PP

Tel: +44 01342 810479

The Priest House


The Priest House sits on the western edge of Ashdown Forest in the picturesque high Weald village of West Hoathly. Originally a timber-framed hall house, built in the early 15th century for the priory of St Pancras in Lewes, central chimneys and a fine stone roof were added in Elizabethan times to create a yeoman farmer's house.

The house opened as a museum in 1908 and now contains a varied collection of country furniture, ironwork, embroidery and other domestic bygones displayed in furnished rooms. It is complemented by a colourful cottage garden and small formal herb garden.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Priest house is in the village of West Hoathly situated within a triangle formed by East Grinstead
(4m) Haywards Heath (5m) and Crawley (6m), 1.5 miles SE of the Selsfield Common turning on the B2028, 4 miles west of Wych Cross on the A22 and 6 miles SE of junction10 on the M23.

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