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The current owner, Mrs Julia Smith, gives guided tours of the house on Bank Holiday Mondays and on Wednesdays in April and October
(check the HHA site below for more details).
Whilst the house is nice but unspectacular, it is the ownerʼs sense of belonging to and being rooted in the place that makes the tour interesting.
The gardens on the other hand are glorious and well worth visiting even on days when the house is closed.
The Edmondsham Estate has in recent years created a number of new Permissive Paths
and opened up many opportunities for walks in the area. A leaflet is available from the house.
Adjoining the house is St Nicholasʼ Church. Although founded back in the twelfth century, it was heavily restored in the nineteenth
when the road was diverted to the south of the church. The original road ran along what is now the line of the private drive between the house and the church.
The south porch was added during this time, whilst the north door, next to the fifteenth century tower, was retained for use by the occupants of the big house.
The interior consists of the nave and a north aisle of roughly equal sizes.
This always results in a slightly awkward space. Here it has been resolved by turning the pews at the east end of the aisle through 90 degrees to face the pulpit.
This, the over large pulpit and substantial font give the interior a very Victorian over stuffed feel.