Tortington Priory, Arundel
Situated in the heart of the beautiful West Sussex countryside the site was originally an Augustinian priory which ceased to be an active centre of worship soon after 1536. After that it became part of Lord Maltravers estate until eventually in the 17th century the site was plundered for building materials used in other local projects including Tortington Place, a grand house built by Roger Gratwick. From the late 18th century to the late 20th century the site was primarily used as a barn but was then purchased by Sir Arthur Watts and the site was sympathetically redeveloped. Whilst little is left of the actual Priory, the site itself has been in active use since the late 12th century.
Sir Arthur sadly died in 2007 but the Priory has stayed in the Watts family and they have graciously allowed us to utilise it for our event.
Sessions will be held in the site’s converted barn, courtyard and outdoor areas so that we have a mixture of indoor and covered outdoor spaces.
The picturesque and historic town of Arundel is a 5 minute drive from the barn and connected to London, Brighton and Gatwick airport by train. There are of course also roads and the site can be reached along the A27 and there will be limited on site parking (please contact us first if you need this).
Facilities and refreshments will be provided at the venue through out the days activities.