Ovingdean Grange

Originally a Tudor manor house

By Jennifer Drury Ovingdean and Woodingdean Local Editor

Ovingdean Grange, (Grade II listed building) began its life as a Tudor farmhouse but has been very extensively rebuilt over the centuries. It was immortalised by Harrison Ainsworth in the book of the same name. Unfortunately the legend that Charles II stayed there, during his escape from the battle of Worcester in 1651, is not historically corroborated.

Photo:Ovingdean Grange c1930

Ovingdean Grange c1930

From the private collection of Jennifer Drury

Photo:Ovingdean Grange after renovation - 2002

Ovingdean Grange after renovation - 2002

Photo by Jennifer Drury

This page was added on 22/03/2006.

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