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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.

Location information:

Address: Swallows Lane, Shipley, RH13 8LJ

Locality: Horsham

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Horsham; Shipley

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ156217
Latitude: 50.9831 Longitude: -0.354536

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Key information:

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

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