Title ID 3589Collection ID273
TitleOur Vanishing Heritage: Hangleton Manor
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionGreenyer Family
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsBuildings Houses Interiors
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJim Greenyer
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Sound
Duration11min. 29sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A period of rapid urban development in Hove prompts amateur film-makers to produce a film about Hangleton Manor. Parts of the building have fallen into disrepair and the future of the manor is uncertain. The film highlights features of the building, explains its historical significance and argues that it should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.


A soundtrack plays at the beginning of the film, accompanying a narrative which explains that the film was made by Hangleton Youth Club. There is sound of demolition as the narrator talks about the changing built environment of Hove.

"Our Vanishing Heritage"; "Hangleton Manor"

A soundtrack plays throughout the film, which opens with shots of the manor and its grounds in winter; snow is falling. Shot of the front door opening. The narrator talks about the building and the engravings on panelling in the hallway, which includes the 10 Commandments. Shots of the rooms, fireplaces, and ceilings. The narrator talks about the moulded ceilings. Shots of the staircases as the narrator explains their importance. Shot of a spinning leather shoe as the narrator talks about ghosts. Shots of young people sitting on the lawn. Summer scenes of trees, flowers, birds and butterflies; birdsong can be heard. The narrator asks if it is right that the manor should be left to fall into disrepair and gives reasons for its preservation. Shots of a collapsed roof on an outbuilding, followed by shots of other outbuildings and the manor itself. Title: "The End".