Forest Grange

8 Jun 2007
Forest Grange, Forest Road, Horsham, West Sussex
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

HORSHAM FOREST ROAD TQ 23 SW 8/10003 Forest Grange II Large house later private school. Built in 1913 and probably also designed by J P McGraw a civil engineer. Jacobean style. Built of red brick in English bond with Bath stone dressings, Horsham stone slab roof and clustered brick chimney stacks. An asymmetrical building roughly L-shaped of 2 storeys and attics with irregular fenestration.

Entrance front has central and right end projecting gables with kneelers and ball finials. 3 clustered brick chimney stacks and 4 flat roofed dormers. Other windows are mullioned with ground floor mullioned and transomed 3-light window in right end gable. Central gable has 4 centred arched doorway with side lights and above stone panel with shield held by dragons of Saint Leonards's Forest. L-wing is service wing and has 2 projecting gables to left end, 2 flat roofed dormers and mullioned windows. Garden front has 3 projecting gables, each with 2 storey 11 light canted bay with mullioned windows to first floor and mullioned and transomed windows to ground floor and 4 other windows, mainly 3 light mullions to first floor and 3 light mullioned and transomed windows to ground floor but 2 storey 4-light oriel to right of central gable. Between left and central gable is a large external brick chimney stack with clustered brick stacks. Attached to the right-hand end is a 1 storey outbuilding, mainly weatherboarded on brick plinth with Horsham slab roof and continuous casements.

Great Hall is panelled throughout in oak plank and muntin panelling.

2 spine beams and ceiling joists have run out stops. Fireplace has deep wooden cornices and 2 Atlantes, probably reused C17 figures.

Former Library has panelling up to ceiling height and wooden bolection-moulded fireplace. Dining Room is in the Adam style with fluted pilasters, plastered ceiling and wall panels and wooden fireplace with panel of 6 cupids and frieze of tripods, urns and swags. Staircase Hall has Oak Imperial staircase with strapwork embellished balusters and end piers. Large Dining Room has panelled walls/oval ceiling of early Georgian style and panels with plaster cherubs and stone 4 centred fireplace. Principal bedroom has built-in walnut furniture. Bathrooms have old baths and tiled surrounds. Some bedrooms have wooden fireplaces with tiled surrounds.

Listing NGR: TQ2133531725


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1476 IOE Records taken by Duncan Noel Paton; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Duncan Noel-Paton. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Noel-Paton, Duncan

Rights Holder: Noel-Paton, Duncan


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