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Coordinates: 50°52′09″N 0°06′10″W / 50.86917°N 0.10278°W / 50.86917; -0.10278
Stanmer House is a Grade I listed mansion west of the village of Falmer and north-east of the city of Brighton and Hove.
It stands very close to Stanmer village and Church, within the Stanmer Park. Constructed by the French architect Nicholas Dubois in 1722 in a Palladian style for the Pelham family, it incorporates the remains of an earlier house, and was again altered in 1860.
Close to the University of Sussex campus, the house was used as a university administration building for some years while the campus was being built.
After undergoing extensive renovation it reopened in June 2006. It is available to hire for weddings and functions and is open to the public once a week on Tuesdays.
In 2009, the Willkommen Collective started a music festival at Stanmer House. The first event featured performances from The Leisure Society, Alessi's Ark, Peggy Sue and more in Stanmer House and grounds. The second festival took place on September 12, 2010 and was named Foxtrot. The lineup included Laura Marling, Anna Calvi and Sons of Noel and Adrian.