© Worth Park Friends 2020
WORTH PARK FRIENDS
The    Friends    and    Crawley    Borough    Council    have    been working   together   since   2007   to   secure   Heritage   Lottery Funding   for   Worth   Park.   Now   that   the   Park   has   been successfully   restored   to   its   former   glory,   we   meet   on   the second   Tuesday   of   each   month   in   the         Montefiore   Room at   Ridley’s   Court   and   enjoy   talks   given   by   speakers   about various   subjects.   Look   at   the   News   or   Members   pages   for our   programme.   Via   this   website,   we   like   to   inform   you also   about   the   other   events   in   the   park,   its   history   as   well as the architectural features, flora and fauna. Worth   Park    and   its   former   stable   block,   Ridley’s   Court , were   part   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   (1963).   A   modern block of flats has replaced the Montefiore Mansion. Main   features   of   the   park   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   Pulham   Fountain ,   an Italianate   Terrace    (also   by   James   Pulham   and   Son), Croquet    lawns    and    the    lake    with    its    four     small islands .
Our Talks Programme for 2020                             

WELCOME

Worth Park Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, England   Worth Park Friends were instrumental in obtaining Lottery Funding for Worth Park.
     Worth Park Lake, photo: I. Payne 29th Jan 2020