Sidbury Manor (Buildings Section)
5 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
A visit to Sidbury Manor which was built in 1879, on the site of an earlier 17th century house which burned down. The house was designed by David Brandon, a Scottish architect who had previously worked with the church architect Thomas Wyatt. It was built in an eclectic Jacobean Renaissance style in redbrick with ham stone dressings for the Rt. Hon. Stephen Cave, an MP in Disraeli’s government. There are extensive formal walled gardens with interesting, rare trees and shrubs and the parkland lies within the East Devon AONB.
2.00 Meet at the front of the house for a tour of the house and gardens by the present owner, followed by a cream tea.
Contact the organiser for booking details and directions.
One may attend either this event or the one on 15 June to Brook Manor House, but not both.
Note that many of the properties visited by the Buildings Section have limited capacity so we are obliged to restrict the numbers accepted on any visit. Bookings are taken in order of receipt and Section members (not including friends & spouses) are given priority.