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Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead

Saint Hill Manor

Saint Hill Road
East Grinstead
Sussex
RH19 4JY
Tel: +44 (0)1342 326 711
Fax: +44 (0)1342 317 057

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Saint Hill Manor, located on the outskirts of East Grinstead, is reputed to be the finest 18th century sandstone building in Sussex. It is also one of the few historical attractions that is open to the public all year round, even during the autumn and winter months.
Saint Hill Manor has had a succession of distinguished owners, each family leaving behind a part of its own unique history, with a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western cultures.

L. Ron Hubbard, the final owner, purchased the estate in 1959, establishing it as his family residence. Best known as acclaimed author and founder of the Scientology religion, Mr. Hubbard carried out much of his research into the mind and the spirit of man at Saint Hill. Hundreds of students came from all four corners of the earth to study under him. In the impressive library, his 560 published works can be seen, in subjects ranging from fiction, photography and art to philosophy, education and even drug rehabilitation, for which he has received hundreds of international awards.

Mr. Hubbard had extensive renovations carried out of the manor and personally oversaw much of the work - his aim was to restore the house to its original beauty. The numerous marble fireplaces and floors have been expertly restored and polished, and original woodwork rejuvenated. Wood cabinetry that had been hidden for a century has been unmasked and newly brought to view. As a result of the constant care and upkeep, the manor today is in outstanding condition.

THE GROUNDS
Saint Hill Manor is situated in 591/2 acres of landscaped gardens, woodlands and lakes, and is open to the public daily, all year round.
"Standing out on a lawn near a 250-year-old towering cedar tree or walking through a pleasure garden, it's so calm you could pack boxes of serenity out of it," wrote Mr. Hubbard.

Saint Hill Manor overlooks a beautiful lake. The feature, added by the Crawfurd's during their restoration and extensive additions to the property, is an attraction for visitors including our wildlife visitors. Fishing in the lake is quite popular all year round.

The recent addition to the grounds includes a beautiful waterfall surrounded by nature walks through the countryside.

Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead

Facilities
Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available,

Weddings and Conferences
WEDDINGS AND CONFERENCES IN EAST GRINSTEAD, SUSSEX
Saint Hill Manor provides the perfect location for wedding receptions and conferences.

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