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PETWORTH HOUSE, SUSSEX
 

 
Petworth Park Petworth
Petworth House
looking from park
 
postcard
with thanks-
staff, Marys Pantry, Southsea
 
ref- 662

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Petworth Park Petworth
Petworth House
c1910-12
 
 
postcards- 3 shown, 4 archived
shown, posted 1912 [& 1920s]
in house
 
ref- 663
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Petworth Park Petworth
Petworth House
Western Facade
c.pre 1947
 
Country Life photo
in house [1 of 3 archived]
 
 
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ref- 664

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Petworth Park Petworth
Petworth House
Southern end
c.pre 1947
 
Country Life photo
in house
 
 
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Petworth Park Petworth
Petworth House
c.early 1960s
 
postcard posted 1965
donated by Peter Whitcomb
 
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ref- w127

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Petworth House

A late 17thc. mansion, rebuilt in 1688 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and altered in the 1870s by Anthony Salvin. The site was previously occupied by a fortified manor house founded by Henry de Percy.
The old chapel and undercroft survive.
Within a walled 700 acre landscaped park which was designed by 'Capability' Brown. It is inhabited by the largest herd of fallow deer in England.
The house and deer park were handed over to the nation in 1947 and are now managed by the National Trust.
Leconfield Estates still own much of Petworth and surrounding area.
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