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Brief description of site

Sennicotts lies at the eastern end of the parish of Funtington. There is a Regency-style house, approached from a driveway from the south-east. There are many fine trees, some of which were lost during the 1987 storms. The gardens lie mainly to the north-west of the house, with parkland surrounding the gardens to the south, west and north of the property. There is also a kitchen garden and evidence of a home farm.

Brief history of site

Sennicotts was built by Charles Baker of the East India Company, son of a Chichester surgeon. Sennicotts is thought to have taken its name from 'seven cottages' on Saltbox common. The greater part of Saltbox Common was developed around 1810 to create three small country estates with houses in the Regency style. Sennicotts was one of those estates, and is thought to have been designed by James Elmes. The remaining pieces of common were enclosed officially in 1834, and absorbed into the three estates. There is no estate map in existence.

Location information:

Address: Funtington, Chichester, PO18 9AJ

Locality: Chichester, West Sussex

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Funtington

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU837070
Latitude: 50.8565 Longitude: -0.812228

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1810

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

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