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Many of us have driven through Midhurst and passed the film set style ruins of Cowdray House, but have you stopped to explore the ruins and hear the tale of the great family that once lived there?

The ruins are now open to the public and our local Worthing broadcaster Richard Vobes visited recently and had a guided tour, taking his microphone with him.
Listen to the audio on his website at www.vobes.com/cowdray.php

Cowdray-ruins

Here are a few images of the house, but I urge you to take a look for yourself the camera cannot capture the full scale and majesty of the imposing structures that remain. The official Cowdray House website is http://www.cowdray.org.uk

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Coat of Arms

 

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Porch ceiling decoration

 

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Still a working kitchen

 

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The family Chapel showing the delicate plaster work on the walls

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