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Ewhurst Manor

Hob Uid: 399006
Location :
West Sussex
Horsham
Shermanbury
Grid Ref : TQ2110019000
Summary : Site of a medieval moated manor house. The moat and an early 14th century gatehouse are the only survivals from this period. The gatehouse is stone-built and comprises a carriage arch with a room above and a porter's lodge to the rear. The house which currently occupies the moated island dates from the 16th century and originally formed part of a larger house. It is timber framed and L-shaped in plan.
More information : (TQ 211 190) Moat, Gatehouse, Ewhurst Manor. (1)

Site of a manor house, for which there is documentary evidence 1267, and of which the moat remains with a stone gate-house, perhaps c 1300. The house now occupying the site is L-shaped, brick and timber-framed, and of 16th cent. date.

An ancient chimney in the SE corner may be of this house or surviving from the earlier house. (2-5)

Published 1:2500 survey revised. (6)

A horseshoe-shaped homestead moat, in overall diameter 110.0m N-S by 90.0m E-W, the moat being up to 16.0m in width. There is an outer retaining bank around the E side. The ditch, at the present time drained, will, according to the owner, be refilled in about 2 years time, from the large pond immediately to the N.

At the N end of the moat is a causewayed entrance (probably replacing an earlier bridge) with a restored Md gatehouse on the inner lip.

"Ewhurst Manor", within the moat, is a large private residence, maintained in good condition, but not outstanding. Principally of 16th c. date, with an earlier stone chimney, and extensive late additions.

Moat survey of 9 4 59 still correct. (7)

The Gateway and Porters Lodge to the north-west of Ewhurst Manor.

Early 14th Century. Built on stone and consists of a carriage arch flanked by buttresses with a room over surmonted by gable containing a cross-shaped loop window. Behind the gateway is the Porter's Lodge which forms a T-shaped building with it of lower elevation. Gateway and Lodge are Graded 1. Ewhurst Manor Graded 2. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : Sussex County Magazine
Source details : Sx Co Mag 3 1929 747-752
Page(s) : 747-752
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Source Number : 3
Source : Sussex
Source details : The Buildings of England - Sussex 1965 (I Nairn and N Pevsner) 321
Page(s) : 321
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG List 1954 Chanctonbury RD 62-3
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Sussex II 1834 (T W Horsfield)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 9-APR-59
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 06-JUN-72
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Source Number : 8
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Horsham Dist 1980 143
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Early C14
Monument End Date : 1332
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Manor House, Gatehouse, Porters Lodge, Moat, Fortified Manor House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Extant Building, Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C16
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Timber Framed House
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C16
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Monument Type : Timber Framed House
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20007
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 298638
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 298639
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 21 NW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSETVATION ON TQ 21 NW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1959-04-09
End Date : 1959-04-09
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 21 NW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-06-06
End Date : 1972-06-06