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Open Day at The Grange

The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

We are delighted that as well as English Heritage tours on the Thursday, this year The Grange Festival & The Grange Estate are hosting a special open day on the Friday, with information about the history of the house and the annual opera festival.

The house and theatre will be open for viewing from 14.00 on Friday 14th. The Grange Festival volunteers and The Grange Estate will be stationed around the house, the stage, and the theatre with interesting notes about the history of the house. There will also be a short-history booklet of the building to take away.

The Grange is a Scheduled Monument with Grade 1 listing. The original red brick house was built in the mid-1660s to a design by William Samwell. In c.1809 William Wilkins re-cased the building in the form of a Doric Temple. Extensions to The Grange were designed by Robert Smirke in 1817, C.R. Cockerell in 1852, but most of these have been demolished. C.R

Cockerell’s Conservatory survives but has had many conversions including a ballroom, picture gallery and most recently an opera house.

You can also book tours of The Grange. These are taking place on Thursday 13th and will be led by Roy Porter and Samantha Stones, English Heritage Properties Curators. Please see their separate entry for more information.

●  Friday 14 September: 1400-1800

No booking required.

Access Information:
The open house on the 14th September will be supervised with a free flow of visitors directed by the staff on duty managing the numbers on each floor. Under 15s must be accompanied by adults. Please note the site is not wheelchair or pushchair friendly nor it is easy for people with restricted mobility as the ground is uneven and there are many drops.

Additional Information:
Allow up to 1 hour for your visit.

Directions:
English Heritage brown signs from the A31 roundabout near Alresford to the site. AA yellow signs from the A303 from Winchester and the M3