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Knepp Castle

Hob Uid: 396721
Location :
West Sussex
Horsham
Shipley
Grid Ref : TQ1562021740
Summary : Castellated gothic mansion constructed between 1800-1813. It is of an L-shape plan, of two storeys with a round tower containing a staircase in the centre of the northeast front. The southwest front has a series of machicolated turrets. Additions were carried out in 1830.
More information : (TQ 15622174) Knepp Castle (NAT)(1)

5404 SHIPLEY CASTLE LANE (off)

Knepp Castle and stables adjoining to north-west
TQ 12 SE 16/495 22.9.59. II*

Castellated Gothic mansion built by Sir Charles Merrick Burrell between 1800 and 1813. Architect John Nash, Clerk of the Works Alexander Kyffin. L-shaped plan. Two storeys and attic. Eleven windows. Faced with Roman cement. Tiled roof. Square-headed sash windows with obtusely pointed panes, glazing bars and dripstones over. Large round tower containing the staircase in centre of north-east front. South-west front has a series of machicolated turrets. South porch in centre. Later addition after 1830 at north-west end. Beyond this is the stable court-yard of which the inner facade is faced with red brick and grey headers and has a castellated parapet. The south side consists of 2 blocks of 2 windows and 4 windows respectively with gate-post between them surmounted by eagles. (2)

Architectural description and brief history. (3,4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10,000 1982
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Horsham, November 1980
Page(s) : 150
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Source Number : 3
Source : Sussex
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Page(s) : 254-5
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Source Number : 4
Source : The Archaeological Journal
Source details : J Summerson
Page(s) : 62-3
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Vol(s) : 142, 1985
Source Number : 5
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : West Sussex
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Vol(s) : Part 44

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Constructed 1800-13
Monument End Date : 1813
Monument Start Date : 1800
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Additions of 1830
Monument End Date : 1830
Monument Start Date : 1830
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 299507
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 12 SE 10
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