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Name:Cowdray House Ruins
HER Ref:MWS3365
Type of record:Monument


  • Listed Building (I) 1277176: THE RUINS OF COWDRAY HOUSE


Cowdray, a large courtyard house of C16 with C17 and C18 alterations, probably replaced a C13 house on the same site. It was reduced to ruins by a fire in 1793

Grid Reference:SU 8912 2168
Parish:Easebourne, Chichester, West Sussex
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Monument Types

  • FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE (Built, Medieval to Post Medieval - 1450 AD to 1549 AD (between))


<1>Bibliographic reference: 1953. VCH (Sussex). 49-50.
<2>Bibliographic reference: OS. 1970. SU82SE7.
<3>Bibliographic reference: Breight, C C. 1989. Caressing the great: Viscount Montague's entertainment of Elizabeth at Cowdray, 1591. Sussex Arch Colls, 127: 147-166.
<4>Scheduling record: Secretary of State. 1999. Schedule of Monuments.
<5>Scheduling record: English heritage. Oct 1999. Cowdray: a fortified medieval house and part of its landscaped grounds, Ref: MPP23/AA50569/1. Amendment.

Associated Events - none recorded

Associated Monuments

  • MWS5850 - Related to: Cowdray Park and Garden (Landscape)
  • MWS8354 - Related to: Eighteenth Century Cottage Range (Listed Building)
  • MWS8351 - Related to: Former Stables of Cowdray House (Listed Building)
  • MWS8350 - Related to: Granary adjoining the Ruins of Cowdray House (Listed Building)
  • MWS3512 - Related to: Motte and Bailey Castle on St. Ann's Hill (Monument)
  • MWS8352 - Related to: The Round Tower or Water Tower of Cowdray House (Listed Building)
  • MWS8353 - Related to: The Ruins of Cowdray House (Listed Building)

Associated Finds - none recorded