Iconic building opens doors to the public

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A BREWER who died 300 years ago is now returning to life in a new video about his home.

John Edes, the founder of the Georgian mansion Edes House in West Street, Chichester, appears in a video marking a decision to open the doors of the historic building for the first time.

In the film he gives potential customers a taster of his home, which is now available for hire and visits.

Tours of the Grade I listed building, built in 1696, are now available and have been virtually sold out since their launch in June.

Micheal Brown, from West Sussex County Council, which owns the building, said: ‘Edes House is an excellently preserved example of late 17th century architecture, and the tour is full of surprises.

‘Now we are opening the doors to visitors, including coach parties, people can at last learn the real story behind one of Chichester’s most beautiful buildings.’

The film can be seen by visiting westsussex.gov.uk/video.