Ecclesden Manor

Ecclesden Manor is a Grade II* listed country house in Angmering, West Sussex, England.[1] It was built for John Forster in 1634.[1]

Ecclesden Manor, 1910

HistoryEdit

Ecclesden Manor was first recorded in 1324. It was a brick-and-flint medieval building, which originally had a solar parlour and large hall. It was rebuilt in the 15th century. John Palmer (d.1563) was an early lord of the manor, having 200 acres and Ecclesden Windmill as part of the estate. A Dutch gable was added between 1620 and 1700. R.W. Davis says that, "There is a tradition that John Foster rebuilt the house in 1634, but the basis for this is dubious".[2] John Baker acquired the land and farm after Palmer died, then in 1593 he bought the house; he probably kept and remodelled the original house. John Baker married Eden Truelove, who died aged 23 in 1598. Her memorial brass is in the floor of Angmering Church. The Baker family owned Ecclesden Manor for around three generations. James Clark bought the house in 1700, and John Edsaw was living in it when he died in 1781. Thereafter, the house had various owners and tenants, as opposed to dynastic landowners.[2] However, Historic England says that the house was built by John Forster in 1634.[3]

Ecclesden WindmillEdit

 
Ecclesden Mill, c.1870

Ecclesden originally had a watermill, then the windmill is mentioned in documents from 1832. According to R.W. Davis, Baker probably bought it in 1582. The present mill was constructed in the 19th century, and was working until 1859. It has since lost its sails - around 1870 - and has been converted into a house. It is not listed.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ecclesden Manor, Angmering". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Standing, R.W.; Davis, Neil Rogers (2 December 2008). "Ecclesden Manor House". angmeringvillage.co.uk. Angmering Village. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Ecclesden Manor (1027679)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 March 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ecclesden Manor at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°49′44″N 0°28′13″W / 50.8288°N 0.4703°W / 50.8288; -0.4703