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  • Parham is closed at Easter. The Gardens will open to visitors on 25 April 2021. The House remains closed for now. Please click here for the latest information.

“Nothing at Parham is superfluous, nothing unloved. It is a house of magic.”

In the 'Top 20' of Simon Jenkins' ENGLAND'S THOUSAND BEST HOUSES

A Warm Welcome to Parham House & Gardens

Welcome to Parham. It has always been a well-loved family home, and only three families have lived here since its foundation stone was laid in 1577 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The Hon. Clive Pearson, my great-grandfather, bought the House and Estate in 1922. He and his wife Alicia found the House and Garden in sad repair, and together they revived and restored both with great sensitivity and care. They opened the House to visitors in 1948. Their work was continued by my great-aunt Veronica Tritton, who inherited Parham, living here until her death in 1993.

Parham’s tranquillity and timeless beauty have changed little over the centuries. Parham House and Gardens are now owned by a Charitable Trust. I have lived here with my family since 1994.

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Lady Emma of Parham House and Gardens Sussex

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Elizabeth Verney, first mistress of Parham House

Parham has been shaped very strongly by the women who have lived in it and looked after it over the past centuries of its existence. The first mistress of the current House was Elizabeth Verney of Fairfield in Somerset, a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth I.

 

Aerial view of Parham House