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Sutton House

Lenenfold Parlour

Sutton House Linenfold Parlour

So called because of its rare linenfold design wood paneling.

19 pics. Sutton House is not very big but it is a real gem and is well worth a visit.  It was built-in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir (Principal Secretary of State to Henry VIII) and has a long history of occupation including merchants, sea captains, Huguenot silk-weavers, Victorian schoolmistresses and Edwardian clergy.  In later years it was used by WWII Fire Wardens, the ASTMS Union and then a squat/music venue/community center known as the Blue Room.   The staff are friendly and helpful and it is well managed which results in a sense of preserved rather than restored.

More history here, website (opening times/small entry fee) here ⇒ and essential travel guide here ⇐.   Note: sometimes the website (2019) is misleading about opening times and how to book a visit, you can contact here ».

There is also a Georgian Parlour, tea room, small cafe. outdoor seating areas, used book shop, cellar and chapel (little bare though), small garden/play area and community room.  The site hosts a number of events and family themed days (check the website above).

Do use the paper guide provided on entry, otherwise it is very easy to miss a room or one of the treasure chests.

Art Gallery

Sutton House Art Gallery

If you click on twice to expand, then you will see the names of the young artists.  The room also has an audio-visual guide.

Little Chamber

Sutton House Little Chamber


Sutton House Cradle


Sutton House Chest


Great Chamber

Sir Ralph Sadleir MP

Sir Ralph Sadleir MP


Lady Sadleir and Sir Edwin Sadleir both by Mary Beale

Lady Sadleir and Sir Edwin Sadleir both by Mary Beale


Victorian Room

Sutton House Victorian Room


Sutton House Victorian Clock


Sutton House Victorian Porcelain


Sutton House Chair


Tudor Kitchen

Sutton House Tudor Kitchen

That’s my selfie.

Top Floor

Sutton House Top Floor Eye

This is what remains of the the Blue Room squat, which has it’s own history.

Courtyard Seating

Sutton House Courtyard Seating


Sutton House Photo Mask


Breakers Yard Garden and Sand Pit

Sutton House Breakers Yard



Sutton House Shop

I do love a duck.

9 responses

  1. Oh just glorious Graham……. I mean your selfie!!! 😉 😉 Seriously, what a magnificent place!

    Liked by 1 person

    June 21, 2015 at 17:32

    • I an glad you enjoyed. It is a lovely place with a lived in feel. Now, if I can just find my way out of this kitchen. Mmmm a touch of deja vu there I think. 😀


      June 21, 2015 at 18:22

  2. Gorgeous place and photos Graham! ❤
    Diana xo

    Liked by 1 person

    June 21, 2015 at 18:11

    • Thank you. It is one of those places that are more than one thinks before visiting. : ) Mmm, I seem to have lost my nose. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      June 21, 2015 at 18:24

  3. Reblogged this on Windows into History (Reblogging and Links) and commented:
    Suggested reading – some useful information and great photos of Sutton House. Reblogged on Windows into History.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 21, 2015 at 18:46

  4. It is hard to believe any of this was built so long ago. Nothing in the USA is that old 😉
    Also, your selfie is among the creepiest I’ve seen. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

    June 22, 2015 at 01:29

    • Yes, I don’t think a modern brick would last 500 years. Although to be even handed, Stonehenge looks like a friday aternoon job. The windows fell out ages ago. 🙂


      June 22, 2015 at 13:16

  5. What a wonderful and quirky place!

    Liked by 1 person

    June 23, 2015 at 14:08

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