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Petworth House in the parish of Petworth, West Sussex, England, is a late 17th-century Grade I listed country house, rebuilt in 1688 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and altered in the 1870s to the design of the architect Anthony Salvin.[2] It contains intricate wood-carvings by Grinling Gibbons (d. 1721). It is the manor house of the manor of Petworth. For centuries it [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 14th 2023

Bignor Roman Villa was discovered by George Tupper, a farmer in 1811 when his plough hit a large stone. The discovery led to the site being excavated by John Hawkins who lived in the nearby Bignor Park, and Samuel Lysons. The site, still owned by the Tupper family opened to the public in 1814.

The villa [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 14th 2023

There are nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel.
The oldest feature is the motte, an artificial mound, over 100 feet high from the dry moat, and [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 2023

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 2023

The idea of seeing the sea – of being near it – watching its changes by sunrise, sunset, moonlight, and noonday – in calm, perhaps in storm – fills and satisfies my mind.
Charlotte Bronte

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 9th 2023

In the castle Rose Garden we have a wonderful array of roses planted for their colour, scent and structures giving everyone a good idea of different varieties, looking for a shrub, climber or standard rose.  This garden is enhanced by the dramatic backdrop of the ancient castle, which is reflected by the gothic archways and [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 8th 2023

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