House & Family History: Stella Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading (1894-1971), donated Swanborough to the University of Sussex to be used as a residence for the vice chancellor; instead, between 1971 and 1985, the House was used as housing for postgraduates and lecturers. The House was ultimatley used as the vice chancellor's residence from 1985 until 1997. In 2003 the university sold Swanborough for £1.65 million.
Country Life: LXXVI, 472 plan, 1934.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: King Henry VIII, 16th century. Oliver Cromwell, 17th century. Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No