West Horsley Place
Untouched for decades, West Horsley Place is a mediaeval manor house unexpectedly inherited by Bamber Gascoigne, the television presenter, and vested in a charitable trust to enable its repair.
Epsom Road, Surrey, KT24 6ANGet Directions
West Horsley Place is a Grade I listed medieval manor house and estate of great beauty and historic significance.
Left almost untouched for a century West Horsley Place has romantic and fragile beauty. The estate at West Horsley Place has an illustrious line of owners and visitors stretching back to the Norman Conquest. King Henry VIII visited for an extravagant 35-course lunch hosted by his cousin Henry Courtenay, to whom he had given West Horsley Place as a gift, only to have him beheaded two years later. Queen Elizabeth I stayed here for a week in August 1559 whilst visiting her childhood friend Elizabeth Fitzgerald (The Fair Geraldine).
This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.
Become a Historic Houses member
Explore the nation’s heritage from just £59 per year.
Hundreds of the most beautiful historic houses, castles, and gardens across Britain offer our members free entry.
Receive a quarterly magazine exploring the architecture, collections, and family histories of our grandest and oldest homes, and get an insight into what it takes to keep them standing today.
Enjoy monthly online lectures about the houses and their extraordinary history, presented by experts including house owners, curators and guest lecturers.