Discover Surrey History at Heritage Open Day 2022 at Fetcham Park
Explore the Historic Heart of Fetcham Village at Fetcham Park and St. Mary’s Church on Heritage Open Day 2022.
Our business centre in Fetcham, near Leatherhead, will be open to the public on Saturday, September 10th from 10.00am to 5.00pm, for England’s largest festival of history and culture.
Often described as Surrey’s ‘best-kept secret’, Fetcham Park was built in 1705 and is one of the county’s hidden gems.
Before the House became the thriving centre for business and corporate events it is today, the property boasts a rich and illustrious past. Heritage Open Day is a chance to find out more about this fascinating building and the people who lived there over the last few hundred years.
Explore 6-acres of landscaped grounds and the historic ground floor boasting elaborate plasterwork, decorative gold leaf and breathtaking original murals by the eminent 17th-century artist Louis Laguerre.
There will be leaflets available detailing the history of the property, Laguerre’s work, and the original gardens designed by George London – a recent discovery by local historian Vivien White.
With the support of Leatherhead & District Local History Society, there will be a small display of documents that show the masterplans of the current houses built in the grounds of Fetcham Park in the late 1900s.
Heritage Open Day at Fetcham Park is held in association with neighbouring St Mary’s Church which dates back to the 11th-century. The Church is the base for a walking tour of many of Fetcham Village’s historic buildings (walking routes and maps are available).
The two properties have been described as the historic centre of the village until it was moved in the 20th-century, due to several illustrious residents and the squire, the rector, the pub, the post office, and the school all being based here.
To complete your visit, the nearby Bell Pub will be open all day serving food and drinks.
Free parking is available at Fetcham Park and St. Mary’s. Visitors are asked not to park on local roads to avoid inconveniencing residents.
Meetings at Fetcham Park for clients of Parallel House
Clients at Parallel House receive preferential rates on meeting bookings at Fetcham Park, near Leatherhead. With a choice of room sizes, catering options, intelligent video-conferencing, superfast gigabit wi-fi, and plentiful parking, Fetcham Park is the ideal setting for your next meeting, conference, business pitch, training day, or any event where you wish to escape it all and focus in private, inspirational setting.