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 wife has suffered over recent years major health problems culminating in an inoperable back condition and dementia problems. Her medical doctor and hospital advised 24 hour care home as she would not get this at home. I had my son and daughter search very quickly to find a suitable home which was difficult. I has previous knowledge of homes as I had an elderly relation in one some time ago, but I must admit it did have failings. We fortunately had luck in locating a vacancy at the Kingswood Court Care Home which had all the facilities to meet ours and my wife’s criteria. She has now been in this home 5 months and we as a family have no complaints.