The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map shows pools, parkland and a shrubbery around the house. The Ordnance Survey map from 1910 shows banking and steps to the south of the house. The 1987 Ordnance Survey map shows Beacon Farm to the north of the house, which may be a separate entity.
Edward Wormold bought Beacon Farm in 1882, building a sizeable mansion re-named Chelwood Beacon and acquiring additional land.
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Detailed HistoryEdward Wormold bought Beacon Farm in 1882, building a sizeable mansion re-named Chelwood Beacon and acquiring additional land. From 1900 Sir Henry S.C. Clarke Jervoise lived there until he died in May 1911. The estate passed to the 6th Earl Donoughmore who was at Verdun in World War 1. He brought back chestnuts back from Verdun, which he planted at Chelwood. The Earl died in 1948 and since then the Beacon has been home for the elderly.
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Sussex Gardens Trust