Six On Saturday: The Priest House

The Priest House., West Hoathly, UK
The Priest House., West Hoathly, UK

Good Mornin’ SOSer’s! This morning, I am taking you to the Priest House in West Hoathly in Sussex. It was one of the gardens open during a National Garden Scheme Weekend. West Hoathly, proper, is a village of 9 homes and a pub! The Priest House is the only one of its kind open to the public. The 15th century Wealden Hall House stands in a traditional cottage garden on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. It was originally owned by Henry VIII and was given to Anne of Cleaves, wive number four, upon their divorce. The herb garden is planted with over 170 culinary and household herbs. There was a special exhibition for the NGS, featured on the upper floor, built in 1600. Placed there were pictures of local children and their place in the workforce in the 19th century. Many children as young as five or six, were farm laborers and chimney sweeps. It was not uncommon for the chimney sweep to get stuck in the chimney and die…….The Priest House receives no government funding and is maintained by the Sussex Archaeological Society and provides rotating exhibits, research, and other learning experiences. This a wonderful exhibit and garden! Enjoy!

The Priest House., West Hoathly, UK

The up close and personal view!

The Priest House., West Hoathly, UK

What all is in the Herb Garden…….

The Priest House., West Hoathly, UK
The Priest House., West Hoathly, UK
The Priest House., West Hoathly, UK

I hope you have enjoyed this garden today!

The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week!

PS I have written a previous post about Chimney Sweeps. If you would like to know more about them look HERE! It is VERY  INTERESTING and SAD!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Extraordinary, that house, Cady! Happy Saturday 🙂 🙂

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  2. Sue says:

    Ah, some great images, Cady!

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  3. Such a beautiful old cottage

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    1. I really liked this place and they have taken such lovely care of it. They have rotating local exhibits and several locals, who man it, who are very knowledgeable! The entire village is a treat because it is so small! Cady

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  4. This garden is really near to me and although I have walked past it and been to the pub in the village I have never timed it right to visit. You have reminded me I must go!

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    1. We loved the pub in the village too! Do they still have the sign at the entrance to clean your shoes off? I have a photo of that as well! Ha Ha! Cady

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      1. I haven’t been there for a while – pubs have only just reopened here and even then only the beer gardens – will have a look next time I go.

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  5. Toonsarah says:

    What a beautiful old house and lovely garden!

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  6. Scott Dee says:

    Lovely place to raise some plants! What’s your favorite plant growing there?

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