DiCamillo Companion

Haling House (Haling Park)

  • 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

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 02086-889-222

    Fax: 02087-600-682

    Email: office@whitgift.co.uk

    Website: http://www.whitgift.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No