Graylingwell Farmhouse, Summersdale Road, Chichester
Graylingwell (also known as Summersdale) Farmhouse was built in the early 18th century. The building is constructed of red brick and has two storeys and an attic and a large, modern bay window at the front. There is a large Victorian cross wing to the south and later additions beyond that.
The house became part of the Graylingwell Hospital site and was last used as an administrative office in the 1990s. The hospital itself closed and the grounds were split up into units for housing.
STOP PRESS 2008: As part of developments that are planned at Graylingwell Hospital, the beautiful Summersdale Farmhouse should be undergoing restoration in the very near future.
*Update* January 2014 - Development on the Graylingwell Hospital site has progressed with the construction of a range of houses and apartments marketed as being "sustainable". Further phases of development appear to be planned. However, there is yet to be any restoration work to Summersdale Farmhouse and the building remains on Chichester District Council's Heritage at Risk register.
SAVE believes that restoration of this handsome and historic building would greatly enhance the current development ongoing at the site and its sustainability credentials.
*Update* February 2019 - We understand that the house is in a rapidly deteriorating condition with no effective provision made for halting water ingress. If continued, much more extensive damage could occur.