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Brief description of site

The gardens are mainly the work of Captain Cook in the 1920s and 1930s. They are reputed to be very beautiful and use the moat to form the basis for the water gardens. Small waterfalls create a number of fish ponds.

Brief history of site

Chesworth was one of the three deer parks owned by William de Braose, lord of the Rape of Bramber, the others being Denne Park and Sedgwick Park. There are substantial parts of the Tudor house still existing and incorporated into the newer buildings.

Location information:

Address: Chesworth, Horsham, RH13 0AA

Locality: Crawley

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Horsham; Southwater

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ176295
Latitude: 51.0528 Longitude: -0.32353

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: manor house

Site first created: 1500 to 1599

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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