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Brief description of site

Firle Place features one hectare of late-19th-century formal terraced gardens within a wider landscape (93 hectares) of parkland, woodland and agricultural land.

Brief history of site

A park is recorded as being established on the site in 1333 but it presumably related to Heighton St Clere, a house formerly situated in the eastern part of the present park.

Location information:

Address: Firle Place, Firle, Lewes, Sussex, BN8 6LP

Locality: Lewes, Sussex

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Lewes; Firle

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ473071
Latitude: 50.8447 Longitude: 0.0908858

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open during the summer only. For details please see:
http://www.firle.com/opening-times
01 273 858307

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1333

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 93

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