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Gravetye Manor

A Grade I Listed Building in West Hoathly, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0893 / 51°5'21"N

Longitude: -0.0569 / 0°3'24"W

OS Eastings: 536177

OS Northings: 134017

OS Grid: TQ361340

Mapcode National: GBR KM8.QFG

Mapcode Global: FRA B6R7.RND

Entry Name: Gravetye Manor

Listing Date: 28 October 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182310

English Heritage Legacy ID: 302857

Location: West Hoathly, Mid Sussex, West Sussex, RH19

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

Civil Parish: West Hoathly

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: West Hoathly St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

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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