Wootton Manor

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Wootton Manor is a country house in Folkington, East Sussex. Originally a mediaeval manor house, from which parts of the chapel survive, it was rebuilt in the mid-17th century in a rather old-fashioned Jacobean style.[1] Rupert Gwynne and his wife settled in the house after their marriage in 1905, and later commissioned the Arts and Crafts architect Detmar Blow to restore and extend the house, which he did in four directions, and add outbuildings,[2] as well as working in the gardens.[3] The cookery writer Elizabeth David, and her three sisters, grew up in this house.

The central building has been listed as Grade II* by English Heritage.[4]


  1. ^ Historic England
  2. ^ Historic England
  3. ^ Cooper p 6 (marriage date), p 8 (Blow's work)
  4. ^ Central Building of Wootton Manor - Long Man - East Sussex - England | British Listed Buildings


  • Cooper, Artemis (1999). Writing at the Kitchen Table. London: Michael Joseph. ISBN 0-7181-4224-1.
  • Historic England. "Wootton Manor (1001693)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  • Historic England. "Central building of Wooton Manor (295122)". Images of England. Retrieved 5 October 2010.

Coordinates: 50°49′30″N 0°13′16″E / 50.825°N 0.221°E / 50.825; 0.221