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Mount Morris (Mount Norris) (Monks Horton Manor) (Horton Park)

  • Built / Designed For: Thomas Morris

    House & Family History: Mount Morris (the first house) was classic seven-bay Restoration style house built at the end of the 17th century for the wealthy merchant Thomas Morris. It had a relatively short life, being demolished approximately 165 years later to make way for Monks Horton Manor, a Victorian house.

    House Replaced By: Mount Morris was demolished in the 1860s and replaced by the smaller Monks Horton Manor (the second house), also called Horton Park, which was built between 1863 and 1864 in the Victorian Tudorbethan style. This house was itself demolished in 1999 and replaced in 2000 with a modern style steel-framed house (the third house).

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Mount Morris was set in a park of 1,000 acres.

  • Title: Lost Country Houses of Kent
    Author: Easdown, Martin
    Year Published: 2017
    Reference: pg. 22
    Publisher: Gloucestershire: Amberley Publishing
    ISBN: 9781445674346
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT 17TH CENTURY HOUSE: Thomas Morris, late 17th century; Morris Drake Morris, early 18th century. Matthew Robinson, 2nd Baron Rokeby, 1746-1800; Morris Robinson, 3rd Baron Rokeby, 1800-29.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No