Gilbert White and the Oates Collection

01420 511275

38.7km away

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

Address

The Wakes
High Street
Selborne
GU34 3JH

Opening Hours

Tuesday -Sunday 10:30-5:00.

Open every Bank Holiday including Easter Monday.

Website

www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk