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The Ruins of Michelgrove, Patching

Description: The Ruins of Michelgrove

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 298009

OS Grid Reference: TQ0813308352
OS Grid Coordinates: 508133, 108352
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8646, -0.4648

Location: Patching, West Sussex BN13 3XL

Locality: Patching
Local Authority: Arun District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN13 3XL

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Listing Text


The Ruins of


Michelgrove was one of the largest and most famous houses in the County and was the
home of the Shelley family from the late C15 to 1800. It was probably built about
1540 by Sir William Shelley, Justice of the Common Pleas, but was altered and enlarged
by Sir John Shelley in the C18 and by Richard Walker of Liverpool between 1800 and
1828. In 1828 it was purchased by the 12th Duke of Norfolk and soon afterwards
demolished by him. The magnificent staircase inserted by Richard Walker is said to
have been moved to Burton Park, Petworth Rural District (q.v.) which was rebuilt at
that period. The only remains of the house on the spot consist of a castellated wall
built of red brick faced with Roman cement with 3 blocked 4-centred archways with
dripstones over and at the north end a squat octagonal turret with castellated
parapet. This is all probably part of one of the 1s. flanking wings or pavilions
added or altered at the time of the C18 or early C19 alterations to the house.

Listing NGR: TQ0813308352

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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