Knepp Castle, Horsham, England
Record Id: 1971
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Brief description of site
Knepp Castle has early-19th-century pleasure grounds and park of 144 hectares. This was laid out on a new site but incorporating elements of the earlier, partly industrial landscape which included a hammer-pond. The pleasure grounds, which were possibly designed by Humphry Repton, sit within a larger 1400 hectare agricultural landscape, formerly a medieval park.
Brief history of site
The present Knepp Castle is an early 19th-century house designed by John Nash, set within a picturesque landscape park. This replaced a Norman castle which was demolished in 1726.
Address: Swallows Lane, Shipley, RH13 8LJ
West Sussex; Horsham; Shipley
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Agriculture and subsistence
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1806 to 1813
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 144