THE OFFICIAL DIRECTORY FOR EAST GRINSTEAD
Whatever you are looking for, East Grinstead probably has it.
As a not for profit organisation we list free of charge all the businesses in the town (any missing will soon be added) to help residents and visitors keep things local.
Sackville College is a Jacobean Almshouse founded by Robert Sackville in 1609 and still in use as an Almshouse today.
The College is built of Sussex sandstone around a quadrangle and contains large mullioned windows and four exquisite old doorways, the northern one of which bears the Dorset Coat of Arms. These almshouses are a splendid example of Jacobean architecture.
Open to the public for guided tours on Thursday to Sunday afternoons’ during the summer months Mid June to Mid September and for some special occasions. A modest entrance fee is charged, and postcards and souvenirs are on sale. Group or private visits can be arranged at other times, at appropriate charges.
The college is 15 minutes walk away from the railway station, served by frequent trains from Victoria via Croydon and the Bluebell Railway. Buses from the station and to and from nearby towns and villages stop outside the college or opposite. Two public car parks are a few minutes walk away, one with an electric charging point. Cafés, restaurants and public houses are equally close.
To arrange a visit and for further information please telephone the Almoner on 01342 323414