Protecting where we live and building community spirit

We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. Cradled in front of The South Downs National Park and just over a mile to the sea. Very little is known of the very early history of Charmandean. There is reference to land being called Charmanys, probably related to the family called Charman living in Broadwater in the 16th century. By the early 19th century the name was usually written as Charman Dean. In early 1842 the land with a house was bought by Mr Thwaytes, a wealthy London tea merchant. Unfortunately he died just a year later and his wife - Ann Thwaytes, developed the property into what was one of the grandest homes in Worthing. The house has sadly since gone but in the gardens of many residents we can still see the remnants of this outstanding property. Today Charmandean sits within the original grounds of the house and together we enjoy living in what is arguably the most sought after area of Worthing. The Charmandean and Area Residents' Association (CARA) was formed to protect the interests of our residents and to build a social network for all to enjoy.

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