|Some old place near Lewes|
This is the entrance to the Clergy House in Alfriston, just down the road a bit from Lewes. As you can see the vegetation is nearly taking over, as it does.
The Clergy House was, apparently, the first house acquired by the National Trust - in 1896 for the princely sum of £10. Dates back to the 14th Century we found out and it's an example of a Wealden Hall House. I think they put windows in after a few hundred years - it must have been a bit draughty beforehand...
Alfriston is very twee and very touristy but nice all the same for a gentle stroll. And it has The George Inn, which is a lovely old pub - all oak beams and stone floors and stuff. Just right for a snifter before dinner, it was.