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Brief description of site

Great Dixter has early-20th-century gardens with notable planting laid out in a formal manner. The gardens were designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1911 with features designed and added by Nathaniel and Mrs Lloyd and their son Christopher Lloyd. The gardens feature many separate areas including an exotic garden, sunken garden, an Oast House and long borders with mixed planting.

Brief history of site

The earliest part of the present house dates from the mid-15th century. Nathaniel Lloyd commissioned Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1910-11 to restore and enlarge the house and to lay out the gardens.

Location information:

Address: Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH

Locality: Northiam

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Rother; Northiam

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ820251
Latitude: 50.9965 Longitude: 0.592254


On the west side of Northiam.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open Tuesday to Sunday between April and October.

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1434

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2.4

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