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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.

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Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire

11:00AM - 1:00PM

A huge thank you to you and Gini for inviting us to join the tour of your beautiful home yesterday. We had a thoroughly wonderful afternoon. The tour was excellent in historical detail and very entertaining.

Thank you for the fantastic welcome you gave to our group from The Arts Society of East Herts last Friday. I have received many comments saying how much members enjoyed visiting your home and particular compliments on the cakes and tea. (Special thanks from the member for his gluten-free selection). The visit was a great success.

A really different and enjoyable tour hosted by the owner. She is extremely knowledgeable, witty and entertaining as well as being passionate about the family home she married into. This is a really personal tour including her own bedroom. We were also let into the church which has a beautiful modern stained-glass window. 5 stars.

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.

Thank you so much for making the MK Art Group most welcome at your home on Wednesday. Your home is wonderful, so interesting and with the addition of your family stories so much more than just a historic house. Thank you for the great refreshments and for the visit to the very beautiful, historic church. The leaflet made very interesting reading and the Denny stained glass was fabulous to see.

TOUR DURATION
2½-3 hours

TOUR PRICE
£18.00 per person

REFRESHMENTS
Tea and cake

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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