Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England
Record Id: 1700
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Brief description of site
Herstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in beautiful parkland and Elizabethan gardens. The gardens include a walled garden within which a formal garden was developed in the 20th century. The site includes a rose garden, herb garden and rhododendron garden.
Brief history of site
It is likely that the park existed by the 12th century. In 1441 Sir Roger Fiennes applied for a licence to build the present castle and to enlarge the park. In 1775 the Hare-Naylor family abandoned the Castle and moved into Herstmonceux Place, in the north-west corner of the park. The Castle was virtually dismantled and became a picturesque ruin in the park. The Castle was partly restored by a new owner after 1911. After 1932 Sir Paul Latham completed the restoration of the Castle and, with his architect, Walter Hindes Godfrey, restored and developed the gardens.
Address: Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
Locality: East Sussex
East Sussex; Wealden; Herstmonceux
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: castle
Site first created: After 1100
Main period of development: 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 148