An atmospheric house with panoramic views across the Surrey countryside, Leith Hill Place was the childhood home of one of England’s greatest composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, who gave it to the National Trust in 1945. His grandparents, Josiah Wedgwood III and Caroline (née Darwin) moved here in 1847 and his great uncle, the famous naturalist Charles Darwin, conducted experiments in the grounds. In summer of 2013, Leith Hill Place was opened to the public for the first time since the 1960s.
Leith Hill Place was home to our Making Space for Nature Exhibition, where 30 illustrations of Surrey Hills indicator species were commissioned by Surrey Hills Society, funded by Surrey Hills Trust Fund. They have now been auctioned to help raise funds for nature recovery projects in partnership with the National Trust.
Explore the illustrations here.
Find out more about Leith Hill Place and the location guide on the National Trust page below.