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 secureHeritage Lottery Funding for Worth Park.This public parkand the former stable block, Ridley’s Court, are all that remains of the former country estate which was owned by a branch of the Montefiorefamily. 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 PulhamFountain, an Italianate Terrace (also by Pulham and Sons), Croquet lawns and a much loved lake area.
Photos:“Late Summer, Early Morning - Worth Park” (Photo: Michael Good, 31th August 2016)The restored Italianate Terrace 2015
Terrace before restoration in 2012From an article in Country Life Illustrated 1899Worth Park Lake with new paths around the shoreHeron on the lake (Photo: Tom Howard-Jones)