The House

The house is built of local stone and roofed with Horsham "slabs".  It is built to an Elizabethan H-plan, complete with a Great Hall and Long Gallery.  During the 18th and early 19th centuries further alterations and additions were made to the house.

The Pearsons found it in a dilapidated state of repair, and employed the architect Victor Heal to help them carry out a major renovation and conservation of the building during the 1920s and 1930s. They researched meticulously the architectural features they found, restoring them using traditional methods of craftsmanship.

"Nothing at Parham is
superfluous, nothing unloved.
This is a house of magic."

Sir Simon Jenkins
England's Thousand Best Houses