About Edward James
In 1964 Edward James conveyed his family mansion, art collection and Estate to The Edward James Foundation, a charitable educational trust.
The creation of such a trust allowed the materialisation of Edward's vision: to create an educational community dedicated to the arts and crafts, supported by the Estate. Edward James' vision became a reality when the gates of his family Estate were opened under the auspices of West Dean College.
The Trustees have taken great care to restore the House to the highest possible standards, an ethos which still permeates every activity of the Foundation.