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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.