Petworth's narrow streets filled with half-timbered houses wind away from the market-place and its eighteenth-century Town Hall. This small town has grown up outside the gates of Petworth House, which was originally a thirteenth-century manor house, but was largely rebuilt at the end of the seventeenth century. Its magnificent park was laid out in the 17505 by 'Capability' Brown.
The Angel originated in the late fifteenth century when it was of open-plan construction with a hole in the roof for escaping smoke. The huge inglenook fireplace dates from 1600 and is connected with The Angel's ghost, that of a little old grey-haired lady. She was supposedly sitting by the fire waiting for a friend to come downstairs when the friend fell down the stairs and died. The little old lady herself died from shock just two days later, but has apparently remained by the fireplace ever Mosborough | Aldington | Barnsley | Barnsley | Bartholomews | Bickley | Bolton | Buckinghamshire | Chester | Cornwall | Derbyshire | Devon | Dumfries | Eastwood | Eckington | Ecton | Holywell | Ireland | Norfolk | North Yorkshire | Northampshire | Northumberland | Nuneaton | Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire | Pluckley | pontefract | Ringlestone | Ringlestone | Ringlestone | Ringlestone Road | Scotland | Sheffield | Shipwrights | South Yorkshire | Sussex | Wilton Row |
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