DiCamillo Companion

Crabbet Park (Crabbett Park)

  • House & Family History: Crabbet is a rose brick house with stone dressings that sports a nine-bay front with a three-bay pedimented projection.

    Comments: Pevsner, in "The Buildings of England: Sussex," writes that Crabbet is an "unexpected and memorable case of a neo-Queen-Anne in the true (not the Norman-Shaw) sense of the word at so early a date."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In July of 1878 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and Lady Anne Blunt established the Crabbet Park Stud, which imported the first Arabian horses to England. The Orangery and Tennis Court, both of the early 20th century, are extant.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Sussex, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Nairn, Ian
    Year Published: 1973
    Reference: pg. 642
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710280
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Wilfred Scawen Blunt, until 1917; Blunt family here from the 18th century until the 1920s.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

    Ownership Details: Today flats

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No