Visit to Standen House– Arts & Crafts in West Sussex

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Standen House is an Arts and Crafts family home set in a beautiful hillside garden.
It was designed for the Beale family by Philip Webb, a close friend and associate of
William Morris, so it was only natural that the house would be decorated with
Morris & Co. textiles and wallpaper. The house is dressed for a weekend stay in
1925, so you can imagine you are a guest of the family. Guided tours have been
arranged and you will see the house as the family might have used it, and be able
to read letters and diary entries to find out about their lives. You can discover more
about the Arts & Crafts movement through the beautiful collection of furniture and
embroideries, many completed by Mrs Beale and her daughters.

A major restoration of the 12-acre hillside garden has just been undertaken to
restore it to the Arts and Crafts vision of Margaret Beale at the turn of the 20th
century. On the wider estate footpaths lead out into the woodlands, Ashdown
Forest and wider High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cost will be £28.00 or £18.00 for National Trust members. (Non-LALG £29.00
or £19.00) The coach will leave Baldock (outside Templars Restaurant) at 8.30am
and Letchworth (opp Barclays) at 8.45am

Booking Details: 

To book, please phone Susan Mellor on 01462 456486 after 9.30am on Monday 4 September. Messages may be left but will not constitute a firm booking.

Please note that cheques for all Monday to Friday trips should be made out to
Monday to Friday Group.

Contact Details: 

See Group Contact.