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Stanstead Bury

Originally monastic, Stanstead Bury is now an eclectic mix of architectural periods and styles.

Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8JZ

Stanstead Bury

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Stanstead Bury is an intriguing house of Tudor origin. Originally a monastic property, it has been occupied for the majority of the period since the dissolution by three families: the Baeshes, Fieldes and Trowers.

They have all left their mark and the house is now an unusual mix of architectural styles. The earliest visible part is a half-timbered newel staircase and the most recent addition was built in 1963. It has a fine William and Mary front. It is very definitely a family house – the inside is filled with Trower possessions accumulated over the last 150 years. The grounds include a 16th century ice house and St James’ Church, which has a particularly interesting 18th century interior and is Grade I listed. Group visits can also include a tour of the farm by request, where there are a further four listed buildings.

The tour includes the ground floor, first floor including bedrooms, 17th century walls surrounding the vegetable garden, work in progress, and the gardens (to view the exterior of the house). The church will be opened for visitors to see and brief outline given with a guide available to buy. Depending on the time of the visit there will be home-grown vegetables and grass-fed red poll beef for sale.

Tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

Everybody in my group found the property and the church so interesting. Mr Trower showed us around and informed us about a property that none of us knew existed until today. An excellent trip.

The mix of periods make the house so attractive and it was lovely to see some of your family treasures.

Thank you for the tour, it was all so interesting and we all enjoyed the delicious tea and cakes.

TOUR DURATION
2½-3 hours

TOUR PRICE
£16.00 per person

REFRESHMENTS
Tea, sandwiches and cakes

ACCESS NOTES
There are gravel paths outside. The ground floor is accessible with a wheelchair, but not upstairs.

RESTRICTIONS
No photography in the house

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