Redlands, West Wittering

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Redlands Farm (as shown on a map of southwest Sussex, 1835)
Redlands Farm (as shown on a map of southwest Sussex, 1835)

Redlands is a country house estate in West Wittering, West Sussex, owned by Keith Richards.[1] Redlands is a Grade II listed building.[2]

In his autobiography, Richards describes purchasing the property in 1966:

We just spoke to each other the minute we saw each other. A thatched house, quite small, surrounded by a moat. I drove up there by mistake...I took a wrong turn and turned into Redlands. This guy walked out, very nice guy, and said, yeah? And I said, oh sorry, we've come to the wrong turning. He said, yes, you want to go Fishbourne way, and he said, are you looking for a house to buy? He was very pukka, an ex-commodore of the Royal Navy. And I said yes.[3][4]

Redlands was the scene of the famous February 1967 police raid, the subsequent arrest of Richards and Mick Jagger and prison sentences for Jagger and Robert Fraser for drugs possession.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payne, Stewart (25 September 2002). "Rolling Stone wants ramblers to fade away". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Redlands Farmhouse, West Wittering". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  3. ^ Richards, Keith (26 October 2010). Life. Little, Brown. pp. 187–188. ISBN 978-0-316-12856-8.
  4. ^ "JOHNNY DEPP read Keith Richards Audiobook OFFICIAL part 1 2". YouTube. 17 November 2016.

Coordinates: 50°47′23″N 0°52′11″W / 50.7898°N 0.8698°W / 50.7898; -0.8698