The Old Manor House

Old Manor Lane, Chilworth, England, United Kingdom
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The Old Manor House is recorded as the oldest house in the village, discreetly set within the Chilworth Conservation Area and located at the end of a gated driveway at the corner of Blacksmith Lane. It is surrounded by mature trees and gardens, with views to St Martha’s Hill to the north.

The History

The Old Manor House is believed to have been built in 1609 as part of what was then a very small rural parish; the population was still only 215 by 1911. It is the oldest house in the village, except for Chilworth Manor which has roots to an 11th-century monastic order. The chief landowners were historically the Percy family at Albury, with various Dukes of Northumberland presiding over the land alongside the Godwin Austen family of Shalford. The Old Manor House was the home of Kapitan Bouvier in the late 19th century. He acted as the manager of the nearby Chilworth Gunpowder Works at the time, which was then operated by a German company from the 1880s onwards.

The Space

Set over 5,500 sq ft and with eight bedrooms, it unfolds across three storeys and is set within an almost 0.75-acre mature garden complete with an outdoor heated swimming pool. Chilworth lies within the verdant Surrey countryside, with its bucolic, undulating landscape all around.


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