Visit: Drayton House and St Peter's Church
Begun in the 1300s, Drayton House came by direct descent to the Sackville family in 1770, whose descendants live there today. An exceptional family house, it has a magnificent courtyard by William Talman and the dining room has a superb plaster ceiling from the 1770s. There is ironwork by Jean Tijou, a recently embroidered State Bed, and furniture by Gerreit Jensen.
St Peter's Church is a masterpiece of English Perpendicular with a spectacular octagon tower, rare medieval glass and the superb Greene effigies.
The architectural historian and archivist Bruce Bailey will be the guide for this trip.