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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

West Sussex
Horsham (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 18371 26687


The following building shall be added to the list:


12/401 Sedgwick Park


Large house. Service wing possibly dates from 1608 much altered with possible incorporation of C18 house to east in the later additions built for the Henderson family in 1886 with Tower addition of 1904. Exterior appearance almost entirely late C19 in Arts and Crafts style. Built of rubble and ashlar dressings. Horsham stone slab roof, stone chimneystacks. Roughly segmental in plan facing south to make maximum use of sunlight in principal rooms. 2 storeys and attics with stone mullioned windows. North front has projecting gabled porch with pediment and Horsham stone slab fishscale tiles. 1st floor has 4 light mullioned window with crest and shield with motto "DEUS NOBISCUM QUIS CONTRA" (the arms of William Henry Abbey, High Sheriff of Sussex in 1935) Round-headed doorcase with keystone, studded door and fine bronze doorknocker with male mask spewing forth 2 cupids. To the west of this is a 2 storey canted bay with mullioned windows. To the east of the porch is a tall hall window 4 tiers high and 3 lights across. Further east is a series of gables and dormer windows with modified Venetian windows. Narrow east front with external chimney stack and blocked in oculus. South or garden front has 8 windows including 3 large projecting pedimented gables 1 with Venetian window, another with 5 light oriel and 5 dormers. Mullioned windows to 1st floor and mullioned and transomed windows to ground floor. Central recessed round headed arched doorcase. Attached to west end is a 3 storey square tower dated 1904 in matching materials with pyramidal roof with copper and wooden cupula with iron weathervane. 5 light mullioned window to upper floor and 3 round-headed arches to ground floor with 1 storey garden room leading off to south. Attached to west is service wing which probably incorporates an original building of 1608 though the appearance is late C19. 2 storeys pebble dashed with hipped slate roof with 5 late C19 windows and 5 panelled fielded door to ground floor. Attached to the east end of the building is a red brick garden wall in English bond brickwork which incorporates a five late C19 wrought iron gateway with open pediment fanlight and scrollwork. Interior to east part of house has a staircase hall with very fine reused early C18 staircase with 2 scrolled balusters to each tread scrolled tread ends and C19 fluted column newel. Late C19 stone baronial style fireplace and panelling. South east ground floor room has late C19 panelling and carved wooden fireplace in C18 style. An adjoining room has late C19 panelling with fluted pilasters, a cornice of swags and cherubs over the fireplace and a cornice of vine leaves to the rest of the room. An adjoining room has a plaster ceiling with Tudor roses. The room behind the tower has C19 panelling and a marble fireplace with central freize and cornice, Adam style figures and reeded pilasters. An ancient site with remains of a castle in the grounds. Under the Hendersons there was a celebrated garden (See 2 Country Life articles June 1942 by Christopher Hussey).

Listing NGR: TQ1837126687


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'Country Life' in June, (1942)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 11 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/13462/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Cyril Selby. Source Historic England Archive
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