West Hall Manor House
West Hall, an historic 18th Century Manor, was built in 1794 by Robert Sparkes and has been passed down through a number of owners over the years. The most notable owner was Fredrick Cornelius Stoop, whose sons went on to be England rugby internationals; the Stoop Rugby Ground in Twickenham is named after them, and Adrian Stoop, the eldest son, has been described as a 'father of modern rugby'. The Manor was also the birthplace to a new type of apple, the Byfleet Seedling, in 1915. The house was then bought by a Swiss Bank in 1939, before being used as a hostel for 'land army' girls during the Second World War. The estate was bought by Anchor in 2008.
Located in West Byfleet on the River Wey, West Hall boasts stunning surroundings, expansive landscaped gardens and wonderful views, as well as being home to Britain’s oldest plane tree.
Within the Manor House there is a library, a traditional panelled private dining room, a homely lounge, a hair and beauty salon, and the Bistro - West Hall’s main dining area - which has been beautifully restored to provide a magnificent setting for mealtimes.
Event Details: Find out about West Hall's fascinating history and its close links with the local community.
Date: Saturday 14 September
Time: 11am - 4pm
Address: The Stables, West Byfleet, KT14 6EY
Directions: Equidistant between Byfleet and West Byfleet, off Parvis Road.
Facilities: Toilets and parking available.
Accessibility: Fully accessible to wheelchair users.