Built in the 1920s
Do you remember ‘Warren House’ pictured here in 1967? The house dates from the mid 1920s and is said to be one of the earliest houses built in the downland village of Woodingdean in a pleasing mock tudor design typical of that period. For several years before development in the area, this substantially built house stood alone at the very top of Warren Hill. The owners/occupiers would have enjoyed spectacular views of the South Downs, the valley down to Ovingdean and the distant English Channel.
Do you remember ‘Warren House’? If you know any of its history, post a comment below
A slightly scary place
I grew up in that part of Woodingdean in the 1940s-50s. For us youngsters “The Big House” was a slightly scary place surrounded as it was by eight foot high flint walls and very tall Pine trees. Whenever my parents walked past the house they would sing that lovely old Peggy Lee song ‘The Folks that live on the Hill’. Sadly this substantially built house with its attractive gardens existed for barely four decades, therefore very little history is known or of its owners. The house was demolished in the late 1960s to make way for what is now known as Warren Close. Looking at the area now and this superb photo surely someone made a huge mistake.