In the year this photo was taken the property was transferred from the Hurst family to the council. The building has had many notable owners since it was built in 1720 and remains a treasured property to this day. A sensory garden now stands in the foreground of this view.
This is before the road was made up. The main property to the right was three dwellings and is now one, known as Minstrells. A lamppost remains in the same position but the property is now tile hung.
This scene has changed little in the intervening years - apart from the double yellow lines on the road. I think the man has gone too! You can compare this with today's view at http://www.hiddenhorsham.co.uk/hh/frith3.htm some 99 years later.