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Brief description of site

Heathfield has about 7 hectares of formal and ornamental gardens set in a wooded parkland occupying a further 123 hectares. The site was possibly laid out by Humphry Repton in the late-18th century, with later modifications near the house.

Brief history of site

In 1610, the Dacre family were granted a licence to enclose 243 hectares of wood and pasture at Heathfield. A new mansion was begun on the site in 1676. Humphry Repton was called in to advise in 1793. The park was enlarged and enclosed within a stone wall after 1819. Sir Reginald Blomfield modernised the house after 1895.

Location information:

Address: Heathfield Park, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8RJ

Locality: East Sussex

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Heathfield and

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ591211
Latitude: 50.9674 Longitude: 0.264456

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Site first created: After 1610

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 130

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