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Worth Park Friends
Worth Park Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, England Lottery funded with the help of Worth Park Friends    
Welcome!
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 - unique in its design -, the large Pulham Fountain, an Italianate Terrace (also by Pulham and Sons), Croquet lawns  and a much loved lake area.  
In the Camellia Walk, 16th March 2016 - From Victorian Splendour (picture Country Life 1899) - and decay (picture Dec 2012) to successful restoration with the help of Lottery Funding (Jul 2015) - Mrs Henrietta Montefiore’s prized cattle can be seen to the west of the ha-ha again and is very popular with everyone - Crocusses in front of Ridley’s Court  (5th March 2017, Photo Michael Good)