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Brief description of site

The site has the remains of a mid-18th-century landscape park within woodland and an agricultural estate, which at its most extensive occupied about 8000 acres. The Park has now been largely returned to agriculture. The gardens extend to about 90 hectares (220 acres) and were originally laid out in the mid-18th-century by Lancelot Brown.

The site is now used as a venue for church groups, retreats, holidays and conferences.

Brief history of site

The existing house was reconstructed and enlarged between 1759 and 1763. Lancelot Brown was commissioned in 1767 to lay out a new park and gardens. Various additions and alterations have since been made.

Location information:

Address: Ashburnham Place, Battle, Sussex, TN33 9NF

Locality: Battle

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Rother; Battle

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ690145
Latitude: 50.9052 Longitude: 0.40226

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Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1759 to 1767

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 90

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