Kingswood Court was designed in 1913 by Sir Ernest Newton in the Georgian style. The house was first occupied by Mr Benson, a West End Jeweller, who lived there with his family until the 1920s. After the death of his wife he sold the property to a developer who intended it to be a school, but this plan fell through and it passed to an American who ran it as a hotel/spa.
At the outbreak of WWII it was bought by Surrey County Council and became one of the first old people’s homes run by Social Services. In the 1990s, the house was sold by the council, passing into private management.
In February 2018 Kingswood Court was passed to its current owners, Campbell and Emily Lyle. Campbell and Emily run a small, family owned group of award winning care homes across Sussex and Surrey.
- My husband had been suffering cerebral vascular disease for more than 12 years. His mobility decreased until he could no longer walk. I had carers in to wash and dress him for 6 years. As he started to suffer from vascular dementia he had to go into a nursing home. The staff were so kind and positive at all times both to my husband and to me when I visited. He lived there for 9 months becoming weaker month by month until he died, receiving excellent palliative care.