Stanstead Bury, Nr Ware, Herts
Stanstead Bury is an intriguing house of Tudor origin. Originally a monastic property, it has been occupied for the majority of this period since the dissolution by three families: the Baeshes, Fieldes and Trowers. They have all left their mark and the house is now an unusual mix of architectural styles. The earliest visible part is a half-timbered Newel staircase and the most recent addition was built in 1963. It has a fine William and Mary front. It is very definitely a family house – the inside is filled with Trower possessions accumulated over the last 150 years. 16th century ice house and St James’ Church, which has a particularly interesting 18th century interior and is Grade I listed. Group visits can also include a tour of the Farm where there are a further four listed buildings by request.
Home-raised beef and home-grown vegetables for sale.
Ground floor, first floor including bedrooms, 17th century walls surrounding vegetable garden, work in progress, gardens to see the house outside, church will be opened for visitors to see and brief outline given with a guide to buy. Depending on when the visit is there will be home grown vegetables to buy.
The mix of periods make the house so attractive and it was lovely to see some of your family treasures … Thank you for the tour, it was all so interesting and we all enjoyed the delicious tea and cakes.
From the north, take the A10 south from Hertford, come off at the Ware/Harlow turning, go through Stanstead Abbotts on the B181 going to Roydon, go up the steep hill, over the A414 and the drive is immediately on the left beside St James' Church. It says SLOW clearly on the road, if you go too fast you will miss the turning and end up at Roydon Station. From the South go north on the A10 at the roundabout marked Ware (South)/Chelmsford. Take this exit and follow signs through Stanstead Abbotts then continue as above. It is a small, narrow turning, which is not suitable for large coaches.
Tea, sandwiches and cakes.
No photography in the house. Because our properties are old and fragile, unfortunately we cannot include children under 14.
The ground floor is accessible with a wheelchair, but not upstairs. There are gravel paths outside.