The main house at Tittenhurst Park Estate
The Royal Charter Rolls in The Palace of Westminster dated March 20th 1239, say that a "Gift to the prioress and nuns of Bromhale, in frank almoin, of fifty acres Reading. of heath, by the king's perch, of the king's demesne of Windlesour, in Laverset upon the water of Bagset, thirty acres of heath in Hurtle under Chabeham, and twenty acres of heath in the king's demesne of Tetenhurst in the parish of Suninghill to be essarted and cultivated and held quit of regard and view of the king's foresters..." so, the land (mainly woods) at 'Tetenhurst' as it was called, sometime later it was named 'Titness', and finally 'Tittenhurst Park' (an amalgamation of both names 'Tetenhurst' and 'Titness') was given as a gift to the prioress and nuns of Bromhale to cultivate. In 1737, a Georgian stucco mansion in the Grecian style with an Ionic portico was built on the land, believed to have been designed or improved by William Henry Crossland, an architect and built by local craftsmen; it has been owned by many wealthy individuals including Thomas Holloway; Captain Sir Reginald A. E. Cathcart; Mr T.A. Lewinsky; several others, including Peter Cadbury of Westward TV; two Beatles and now an Arab Sheikh..
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