|Members of the public are allowed up onto the church tower, but take heed as it is an extremely steep and narrow climb. The views from the tower are spectacular, and prove to make the laborious climb wholly worth it. For viewers of Mapp and Lucia, you may remember Miranda Richardson peering from the tower down onto Anna Chancellor, onto the gardens of Lamb House. |
Unfortunately, Lamb House; which is owned by the National Trust; was closed during our stay, but is generally open to the public from March through to October. The house was actually home to E F Benson, author of Mapp and Lucia, along with many other noted literary figures. Henry James lived there at the beginning of the 1900’s, writing amongst other works, The Wings of a Dove. Many noted figures have graced the rooms of Lamb House throughout history, including Edith Wharton, Rudyard Kipling and H G Wells.