"protecting, preserving and improving the heritage and environment of Stanmer for the benefit of all"
Stanmer Park is located near Brighton, and consists of 5,000 hectares of wooded and open land. It is mainly open access for walking. The village, with its flint-knapped cottages, was built in the mid-eighteenth century by the earls of Chichester.

Stanmer Preservation Society was founded in 1971 and is a charity committed to improving, protecting and preserving the village of Stanmer and its environment for the benefit of the public. In particular, we look after:

  • Stanmer Church
  • Stanmer Bookstall-Sunday afternoons
  • Wildlife in the park
  • Stanmer Rural Museum Collection and Archive
  • The Donkey Wheel

We also make representations at meetings and enquiries so that Stanmer may remain a place of recreation for the public to enjoy. We are always looking for volunteers to help with any of our activities. 


  • It’s a time of great potential change for Stanmer.  Plans for development are afoot. There has never been a more important time for those who love Stanmer to know what's going on, get involved and speak up. 
  • We're still looking for photos of the old Stable Block interior! Do you have any photos like these? They could be invaluable to us in our fight to get the old stabling reinstated. If you have any information, photographs or memories ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 11:14 AM by SPS Stanmer Preservation Society
  • Wanted: photographs of the Stanmer Old Stable Block interior SPS has won the chance to gather evidence to reconstruct the old stabling. Can you help?When Mike Holland was finally granted planning permission for the conversion of the old ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2017, 9:59 AM by SPS Stanmer Preservation Society
  • Preserving trees at Stanmer - update Over the past few weeks, some of the trees in Stanmer Park have been decked with white ribbons. These were attached by Stanmer Preservation Society and members of the public ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:37 AM by SPS Stanmer Preservation Society
  • Nothing 'regular' about loss of historic stabling A Planning Application has been submitted for 'Regularisation for the change of use of stables to form self contained studio flat.' What this means, basically, is that the part of ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 8:25 AM by SPS Stanmer Preservation Society
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