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Knap Castle or Knepp Castle, Sussex

Historical Description

Knap Castle or Knepp Castle, the seat of the Burrell family, in Shipley parish, Sussex. It was built by the late Sir C. M. Burrell, from the ruin of an ancient neighbouring castle; it stands on a gentle eminence, overlooking a fine lake, and commanding a picturesque view; it is a castellated edifice, and it contains a rich collection of historical portraits. The neighbouring ancient castle was a hunting-seat of the Braose family; it had a large establishment of men and dogs m the time of King John, and it is now reduced to a fragment of the keep-tower, which shows Norman character.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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