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Originally a Tudor manor house

Ovingdean Grange, (Grade II listed building) began its life as a Tudor farmhouse but has been very extensively rebuilt over the centuries. It was immortalised by Harrison Ainsworth in the book of the same name. Unfortunately the legend that Charles II stayed there, during his escape from the battle of Worcester in 1651, is not historically corroborated.

Ovingdean Grange c1930
From the private collection of Jennifer Drury
Ovingdean Grange after renovation - 2002
Photo by Jennifer Drury

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