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Brief description of site

The crematorium is approached from the Worthing road by a sweeping drive. There is a thick woodland belt to the south, with views to the north past newly-planted lime trees and the remains of old park metal railings, across arable fields with a few remaining parkland trees and clumps. The land around the crematorium mainly consists of winding walks and glades through woodland planting of a variety of native and specimen trees.

Brief history of site

Whilst the first house was thought to be built by Thomas DeMuntham in 1371, it was not until 1734, after many changes in ownership, that there is a suggestion of a designed landscape. At this time, Lord Montague developed it as hunting seat.

Location information:

Address: Horsham Road, Findon, Worthing, BN14 0RG

Locality: Worthing

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Arun; Findon

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ112097
Latitude: 50.8761 Longitude: -0.420849

Directions:

Muntham Court, which is now the Worthing Crematorium, is situated in the parish of Findon.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is now in divided ownership, but the crematorium area is in municipal ownership and for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: garden of rest

Context or principal building: religious ritual and funerary

Site first created: 1734

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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