Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1025535

Date first listed: 27-Sep-1962



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County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex (District Authority)

Parish: Worth

National Grid Reference: TQ 30666 37365


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WORTH TURNERS HILL ROAD 1. 5405 Crabbet Park TQ 33 NW 2/534 27/9/62 II*

2. Now flats. Occupied by the Blunt family from the C18 to the C20. The house was rebuilt in its present form in 1873 in real neo-Queen Anne, but pre-Norman Shaw/Queen Anne, style and was designed by Lady Anne Blunt, the granddaughter of Byron, and her husband, Wilfred Scawen Blunt, the post, politician, traveller and breeder of Arab horses. It was occupied by them until their deaths in 1917 and 1922 respectively and after that by their daughter, Lady Wentworth. It was the scene of the famous Crabbet Club in the early years of the C20, of which all the leading politicians and other prominent people were members. It was also here that Wilfred Scawen Blunt, who was the first man to import and breed Arab horses into England, had his stud. The building is L-shaped. Red brick with stone window dressings, quoins, string- course, cornice and balustraded parapet. Two storeys. The entrance front faces north. Nine windows. The 3 centre window-bays project and are flanked by quoins with a pediment over containing a round window set in a stone surround like a star. Casement windows of 4 sections set in moulded stone architrave surrounds. Doorway in similar surround with curved pediment over and double door of 8 fielded panels set at the head of 8 steps with curving stuccoed balustrade. The east or garden front has 7 windows. the 3 centre ones project with pediment over containing a large lunette window and on the ground floor a large curved bay of 3 windows with balustrade over and 9 semi-circular steps leading up to the bay. Grade I for the architectural importance of the house in the development of C19 architecture and for its associations with Wilfred Scawen Blunt and his contemporaries.

Listing NGR: TQ3066637365


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Legacy System number: 302896

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