This house was built early in the 17th century. The Duke of Wellington stayed here when he reviewed his troops during the Napoleonic Wars.

Dame Ellen Terry, probably the most famous actress of the 19th century, made this her home when she lived in Winchelsea from 1896 until 1906 before she moved to Smallhythe.  Tourists came to Winchelsea to catch a glimpse of her. Famous as she was she still found time to attend and give advice on the town’s amateur theatricals.