GREAT Roke grade II listed mansion – now part of Barrow Hills School, Witley – threw open its doors for National Heritage Open Days 2019.

Deputy head Paul Crisell led guided tours of the country house built in 1909 by leading Arts and Crafts architects Buckland and Haywood.

Originally home to the Dixon family, it was offered as a hospital during the First World War. The building was later bought by the Josephite Fathers and became a boys’ boarding preparatory school, before evolving into the current co-educational day school run by Bridewell Royal Hospital.