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Brief description of site

Worth Park (formerly known as Milton Mount Gardens) contains formal gardens, a recreational parkland and a lake area which has been recognised as a Site of Nature Conservation Importance.

Brief history of site

The park was originally a medieval deer park and formed part of the Forest of Worth, which stretched from Slaugham in the South to Worth in the North. The Worth Park Estate was purchased by Sir Joseph Montefiore in 1850. Joseph died in 1880 and the house and garden were remodelled by his son Francis Abraham Montefiore.

Location information:

Address: Pound Hill, Crawley, RH10 3SP

Locality: Crawley

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Crawley; Pound Hill North

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 187 Grid Ref: TQ295380
Latitude: 51.1267 Longitude: -0.150794

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park, open daily for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: Before 1850

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 8

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