Midhurst, West Sussex
by Nigel SadlerIntroduction
section of my site features my fascination and research work into the
ruins of one of
Started in the early 16th century on the site of an earlier building, this nobel house became the home of the Browne family, later the Viscount Montagues and a repository of some of the key artefacts from English history. Its heyday fell during the Tudor period and architecturally I believe it could be compared to that of many of the great palaces and country houses of that time (Hampton Court).
Its destruction by fire in 1790 was a great loss, but romantic ruins remain to hint at its former glory.
The pages that follow are based on a brief history I wrote in 1978. More information will be added from time to time, including my attempts at original reconstructions based on archaeological and historical evidence.