DiCamillo Companion

Rowfant House

  • Built / Designed For: Probably built for Robert Whitfield, an Elizabethan ironmaster.

    House & Family History: Rowfant is a Late Elizabethan symmetrical house with a porch and gables. Inside there is a fireplace dated 1597, behind which can be found the remains of a late 15th century timber-framed house, around which the current house was built. There were alterations made to the House in 1759 and 1848.

  • Country Life: L. 686, 1921.

  • 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 of: Robert Whitfield, 16th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hospital / Care Home / Recovery Center

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No