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Statutory Address:

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West Sussex
Mid Sussex (District Authority)
West Hoathly
National Grid Reference:
TQ 36177 34017


WEST HOATHLY VOWELS LANE 1. 5405 Gravetye Manor TQ 33 SE 7/518 28/10/57 I

2. The property of the Forestry Commission and now occupied as a hotel and country club. The original portion of the house was built in 1596 by Katherine Compton and Richard Infield, an ironmaster. Two storeys and attic. Four windows. Four gabled dormers with kneelers, coping and finials above the apex and kneelers. Ashlar. Horsham slab roof. Casement windows with stone mullions and dripstones. Gabled porch with similar finials. Similarly gable porch added about 1640 by Henry Faalconer, husband of Agnes Infield, the daughter of Richard and Katherine Infield. The west front has 2 gables. C17 fireplaces and panelling inside. In 1885-7 a wing in matching style was added to the north-east by William Robinson, the author of "The English Flower Garden". Architect, Sir Ernest George. This has 5 windows, 2 large gables and 3 gabled dormers. William Robinson occupied the house until his death in 1935 and made the garden one of the most famous gardens in England.

Listing NGR: TQ3617734017


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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 44 West Sussex,


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: 19 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/14018/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mark Denison. Source Historic England Archive
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