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Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly

Description: Gravetye Manor

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 October 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 302857

OS Grid Reference: TQ3617734017
OS Grid Coordinates: 536177, 134017
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0893, -0.0569

Locality: West Hoathly
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH19 4LF

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Listing Text

Gravetye Manor
TQ 33 SE 7/518 28/10/57

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

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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