Sutton House was built in 1535 by a prominent courtier of Henry VIII, Sir Ralph Sadleir. The house retains much of the atmosphere and character of a Tudor house despite some alterations by later occupants, who included a succession of merchants, Huguenot silkweavers and Victorian schoolmistresses. Visitors will see oak-panelled rooms, original carved fireplaces, wall decorations and the charming internal courtyard, as well as a Tudor kitchen and intimate Georgian and Victorian rooms. An attractive exhibition tells the history of the house and its many occupants.
Winner of Sandford Award 1996, 2002, 2009.