DiCamillo Companion

Knepp Castle

  • Earlier Houses: The ruins of the Norman Knepp Castle are near the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Charles Merrik Burrell

    House & Family History: In 1802, upon his mother's death, Sir Charles Burrell inherited the Knepp Estate. In 1807 Sir Charles was permitted, by an Act of Parliament, to sell The Deepdene (then an entailed part of the Knepp Estate) to Sir Thomas Hope. Knepp Castle burned in 1904 and was rebuilt.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house today sits within a 3,500-acre estate.

  • Architect: John Nash

    Date: 1800-13
    Designed: House for Sir Charles Merrik Burrell

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 179, 1852.

  • Title: Country Life (magazine)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Jul 17, 2003, pg. 66
    Publisher: London: Future plc
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Current Seat / Home of: Burrell family

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir Charles Merrik Burrell, 3rd Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Grounds can be booked for events

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only - By Appointment

    Phone: 01403-741-235

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.kneppestate.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No