Plaque 6:  Causeway House

From the rather cramped environs of Market Square you pass into the more elegant and tranquil atmosphere of the Causeway, a continuation of South Street.  The plaque is attached to Causeway House (number 9) which houses the Horsham Museum.

In the Causeway you will find a mixture of mainly 15th and 16th century houses with, in some cases, later facades.  Nos 9, 11/12 (east side) and 30 (west side) are original burgage houses.  From the 18th century are Nos 13 to 17, 31 and the Manor House (opposite the Museum).  From the 19th century are Nos 7 and 8.

 

The Manor House stands on the site of Hewells, a 12th century manor.  The present building was owned by the Tredcroft family for 150 years, later becoming a boys' preparatory school, the headquarters of the RSPCA and now converted into luxury apartments  The manor's old coach house with its roof cupola stands nearby in Blackhorse Way.