House & Family History: Haling was the home of Lord Howard of Effingham, admiral of the fleet, sent by Elizabeth I against the Spanish Armada in 1588. The House and parts of the Estate were purchased by the Whitgift Foundation in 1920; in 1931 Whitgift School was opened.
Garden & Outbuildings: Haling Grove, today a public park, was originally part of the Haling House Estate.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 19, 1853.
House Listed: Not Listed
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham, 16th century. William Parker Hammond, early 19th century. James Watney, late 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: School
Primary Current Ownership Use: School
Ownership Details: Since 1931 Whitgift School