History of a Mansion
We are most fortunate to have our setting based at East Court Mansion - a historic manor house in West Sussex.
Wikipedia states "The Greenwich Meridian runs through the grounds of the historic 1769 East Court mansion, home of the Town Council, giving the visitor an opportunity to stand with a foot in both the east and west. The mansion stands in a parkland setting. In 1968 the East Grinstead Society was founded as an independent body both to protect the historically important buildings of East Grinstead (and its environs) and to improve the amenities for future generations."
Last year, East Court Mansion filled their entrance hall with a history of the building - displaying boards to help visitors understand how this glorious building had once been a private house - erected in 1769 for a gentleman called John Cranston; a lawyer of Scottish origin.
In January 2020, a group of enthusiastic 10 and 11 year olds from Learn4Life decided to explore the grounds as part of their literacy lesson; a brilliant way to engage pupils in creative writing - a lesson of ideas and enthusiasm. Their stimulus and starting point, East Court Mansion, which transformed their creative writing back in the Cranston Suite, was just the start. They were told that they could take their story to wherever they wanted. And that's exactly what they did!
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If you are staying in East Grinstead while your children are with us at Learn4Life, please take a look at the following website for places to eat and drink:
Chequer Mead also comes highly recommended: