Petworth 2

A family home for 800 years. From 1500 the permanent home of the Percy family. Capability Brown landscaped the 700 acres. 3rd Earl of Egremont inherited in 1763  - was a patron to J.M.W. Turner the artist. It was left to the National Trust in 1947 but part of the buildings is still occupied by the family  egremont

A family home for 800 years. From 1500 the permanent home of the Percy family. Capability Brown landscaped the 700 acres. 3rd Earl of Egremont inherited in 1763 – was a patron to J.M.W. Turner the artist.
It was left to the National Trust in 1947 but part of the buildings is still occupied by the family

Smarden

Here we did a village trail. Top left is Jubilee House 1772 built to promote the traditional style. Next Chessenden a hall house (1450-1480) Gale end added later. Next East End cottages said to be redundant stabling from Napoleonic Wars. Many others date from 17th century.  Locals were doing a lorry count as they are on a drive to stop them coming through this old village with its narrow streets.

Here we did a village trail. Top left is Jubilee House 1772 built to promote the traditional style. Next Chessenden a hall house (1450-1480) Gale end added later. Next East End cottages said to be redundant stabling from Napoleonic Wars. Many others date from 17th century. Locals were doing a lorry count as they are on a drive to stop them coming through this old village with its narrow streets.