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Sackville College East Grinstead

Take the Bluebell Railway steam train from Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes or Kingscote to East Grinstead and visit Sackville College, built in 1609. A splendid example of Jacobean architecture built of Sussex sandstone, see the dining hall with Minstrels gallery and the beautiful chapel where services and marriages still take place.

Built around the Quadrangle the common room is still used today and when open for offers visitor’s tea, coffee and refreshments are available.

Sackville College is famous as the place that when warden of the college The Revd. Dr. John Mason Neale wrote the well-known hymn and carols including “Good King Wenceslas” and “Jerusalem the Golden”.

Sackville College still serves its original function of an almshouse and is open to the public mid-June to mid-September Wednesday to Sunday afternoons 2pm – 5pm.

To reach Sackville College simply catch a metrobus bus service from East Grinstead station bus stand. The bus will drop you right outside Sackville College in the High Street.
(Bus routes 270, 281,291 or 400)


Save money and buy your bus ticket between the station and the high street from any Bluebell Railway booking office.

For more information or to book please contact our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800