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The Ruins of Cowdray House

A Grade I Listed Building in Easebourne, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9874 / 50°59'14"N

Longitude: -0.7314 / 0°43'52"W

OS Eastings: 489140

OS Northings: 121653

OS Grid: SU891216

Mapcode National: GBR DF3.1WJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 96CH.LX2

Entry Name: The Ruins of Cowdray House

Listing Date: 18 June 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277176

English Heritage Legacy ID: 301628

Location: Easebourne, Chichester, West Sussex, GU29

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

Civil Parish: Easebourne

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Easebourne St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

11/57 The Ruins of Cowdray House
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

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