Worth ParkPound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, England Lottery funded with the help of Worth Park Friends
The Friends and Crawley Borough Council have been working together since June 2007 to secure Heritage Lottery Funding for Worth Park. This public park and the former stable block, Ridley’s Court, are all that remains of the former country estate which was owned by a branch of the Montefiore family. After the First World War, Milton Mount College,a boarding school for girls, bought the Montefiore mansion and parts of the landholdings. The school relocated in 1960 and sold the site to Crawley Borough Council. Main features of the park are Ridley’s Court, containing a fully refurbished meeting room and interpretation centre, the formal gardens with the Camellia Walk- which is unique in its design -, the large PulhamFountain, an Italianate Terrace (also by Pulham and Sons), Croquet lawns and a much loved lake area.
Irises and the Pulham Sundial in the formal gardens, photo: Tom Howard-Jones 20th May 2017, The Italian Terrace 6th April 2017, photo: Ingrid Payne -“Snake’s-head Fritillary Show” opposite Ridley’s Court, photo: Michael Good, 4th April 2017