This house is owned by Mrs Campbell now living in
Melrose, Scotland. She also owns the Manor Estates which she
inherited, with the house, from Major Gore Lambard. The house bears
the date 1637 over the porch and was built by the Fowler family. The
main building undoubtedly date from this time and is one of the best
examples to be found of domestic architecture of the period. At the
rear, however, are the remains of a much older building. In the
scullery, with a little room above it, a relic
of the original Manor, is an old well 365 feet
deep. In one room is to be seen painted panelling, with beautiful
scroll work dating from the erection of the present building, while
three powder closets are also panelled. Among the most recent tenants
of this historic and picturesque house was the late Captain R.J.
Benson who went down with his ship, the destroyer H.M.S. Exmouth,
which was torpedoed in the early days of the 1939-1945 war.
The present tenant is Brigadier R.M. Villers DSO