Gravetye Manor

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Gravetye Manor
Gravetye Manor Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 21230.jpg
Restaurant information
Rating 1 Michelin star (Michelin Guide 2008)[1]
City East Grinstead, West Sussex
Country England
Website http://www.gravetyemanor.co.uk/

Gravetye Manor is a manor house located near East Grinstead, West Sussex, England. The former home of landscape gardener William Robinson, it is now a hotel and restaurant holding, as of 2008, one star in the Michelin Guide[1] and is a Grade I listed building. [2]

History[edit]

The two storey Elizabethan house was built in 1598 for Katherine Compton and Richard Infield, an ironmaster.

It was the home of William Robinson, author of "The English Flower Garden", from 1884 until his death in 1935. He commissioned architect Sir Ernest George to add an additional matching wing to the north-east and developed the garden into one of the most famous in England. After his death it was left to the Forestry Commission, who left it derelict for many years.

In 1958 it was leased to a restaurateur, but when the hotel fell into administration early in 2010, the lease was bought in March 2010 by investor and rail enthusiast Jeremy Hosking.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Full list of Michelin stars in Britain and Ireland". Telegraph.co.uk. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "GRAVETYE MANOR (1182310)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hosking stokes up luxury hotel purchase". The Times. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 

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Coordinates: 51°05′21″N 0°03′25″W / 51.0893°N 0.0569°W / 51.0893; -0.0569