Castle Goring, Arundel Road , Worthing - South Downs (NP)

Large house. Built by Shelley's grandfather, Sir Bysshe Shelley, about 1797-8. The house has been in a very poor condition for number of years. In 2013 the house was sold to a private individual who is now using it as a private residence and wedding/conference venue. Consent for this change of use has been granted and repairs to the roof, stairs and structural timbers have been carried out but further repairs remain necessary, including to the glass dome.

Castle Goring, Arundel Road , Worthing - South Downs (NP)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CASTLE GORING
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1025839
  • Local Planning Authority: South Downs (NP)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house


  • Building Name: Castle Goring
  • Street Name: Arundel Road
  • Locality: Worthing
  • County: West Sussex
  • District / Borough: Worthing
  • National Park: South Downs (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Worthing West
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Private