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Fox Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Singleton, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9081 / 50°54'29"N

Longitude: -0.7376 / 0°44'15"W

OS Eastings: 488854

OS Northings: 112828

OS Grid: SU888128

Mapcode National: GBR DFW.SG3

Mapcode Global: FRA 96BP.Y77

Entry Name: Fox Hall

Listing Date: 5 June 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1026196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 301210

Location: Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

Civil Parish: Singleton

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: East Dean, Singleton and West Dean

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

SU 8812-8912
34/161 Fox Hall
- II*

Probably designed by Lord Burlington. This little building was a hunting
lodge of the Duke of Richmond. It was built by the second Duke in 1730.
In 1731 he took over from the Duke of Bolton the ownership of the Charlton
Hunt, which throughout most of the eighteenth century was the most renowned
pack in England, even above those of the Shires. It remained so in the time
of the third Duke who employed George Stubbs to paint various versions of the
hunt. The hounds were sold by the fourth Duke to the Prince Regent in 1813.
The building is very plain on the outside and gives no hint of its character
or interior. Two storeys and attic in gable ends. One window facing West,
one window and 2 window-spaces facing South. Cemented front with long and
short quoins to the ground floor. Stringcourse. Slate roof. Glazing bars
intact. Ground floor window in heavy rusticated surround. First floor
window in moulded architrave surround with pediment over on consoles.
Chimney breast on the North wall. The interior of the ground floor room,
said to have been the butler's room, is quite plain, likewise the 2 small
bedrooms on the attic floor. But the first floor is a sort of piano nobile.
It is a grand Palladian room with gilded panelling, fine chimney-piece and
bed recess with a closet on either side of it. The Duke of Richmond used
to sleep the night before the meet here as the hunt always met at 8 am.
Photograph in "A Duke and his Friends" by the Earl of March (later the
seventh Duke of Richmond). Now in the care of the Landmark Trust.

Listing NGR: SU8887312828

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