The Coultershaw Heritage Site is operated and maintained by volunteers from the Coultershaw Trust. The Coultershaw Trust was formed in 2002
Our Petworth Farmers Market operates from 9.00am – 1.00pm every 4th Saturday of the month.
Petworth Film House is a not-for-profit community organisation run by Volunteers and managed by a committee of local people, our objectives are to give each film-night audience a highly engaging and memorable experience, we also seek to promote local community interest in film as an art and as a medium of information, education and entertainment.
All proceeds go directly to fund improvement projects in Leconfield Hall. So far PFH has contributed to insulating the roof, has fully funded the installation of hi speed internet and wifi throughout the entire building, and is now working towards installing facilities to enable live broadcast events to be shown, as well as upgrading the halls audio system
Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe, Petworth House is an extraordinary and surprising ancestral seat created by just one family over 900 years. The 17th-century building you see today comprises grand state rooms which form the centrepiece of your visit. Designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations, the state rooms offer an infinity of paintings and sculpture, including major works by Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough. A particular highlight is the earliest English globe in existence dating back to 1592 . This remarkable collection reflects a journey of survival and success through the Tudor Reformation, Gunpowder Plot and the Napoleonic Wars.
The servants’ quarters by contrast offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’. Step inside some of these rooms and imagine the hustle and bustle of servant life.
The landscape gives every impression of being totally natural but in reality nothing is further from the truth. The park was transformed in the 1750s and early 1760s by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9LR