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© Mrs Sheila J Orme

IoE Number: 301628
Photographer: Mrs Sheila J Orme
Date Photographed: 19 August 1999
Date listed: 18 June 1959
Date of last amendment: 18 June 1959
Grade I

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SU 82 SEEASEBOURNEEASEBOURNE LANE11/57The Ruins of Cowdray House18.6.59I

SU 82 SE EASEBOURNE EASEBOURNE LANE 11/57 The Ruins of Cowdray House 18.6.59 I 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.

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