THE RUINS OF COWDRAY HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1277176

Date first listed: 18-Jun-1959

Statutory Address: THE RUINS OF COWDRAY HOUSE, EASEBOURNE LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE RUINS OF COWDRAY HOUSE, EASEBOURNE LANE

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

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester (District Authority)

Parish: Easebourne

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

National Grid Reference: SU8914021653

Details

SU 82 SE EASEBOURNE EASEBOURNE LANE 11/57 The Ruins of Cowdray House 18.6.59 I Ruins of a fine stone mansion comprising a complete courtyard with gatehouse, hall with oriel windows, chapel, kitchen, etc. The east and north sides were built by Sir David Owen in 1492 circa, the west and south sides by Sir William Fitzwilliam, later Earl of Southampton, in 1533 circa. Further alterations were made by the latter's half-brother, Sir Anthony Browne, and his son, the first Viscount Montague. It remained the home of the Montague family until partly destroyed by fire in 1792. Ashlar with quoins of a different coloured stone. Castellated parapet. Casement windows. Large bays of two storeys with two tiers of six lights. The gatehouse was on the west side. Four-centred carriage archway flanked by octagonal turrets of three storeys. Hall and chapel on east side of the courtyard.

Listing NGR: SU8914021677

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 301628

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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