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Brief description of site

Hollycombe House has pleasure grounds and gardens dating from the early-19th century, but mainly planted from the 1870s onwards. The gardens are set in a wider landscape of parkland.

Brief history of site

A cottage ornee was built by John Nash in 1803 for Sir Charles Taylor. New pleasure grounds had been laid out beside the building by 1812. The site was bought by Sir John Hawkshaw, who in the 1870s developed the existing pleasure grounds into an arboretum, planting exotics along the wooded slopes above the House. His son was responsible for the major landscaping scheme executed in the late-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Hollycombe, Liphook, GU30 7LP

Locality: Liphook

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Linchmere

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 186 Grid Ref: SU851293
Latitude: 51.0568 Longitude: -0.787135

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Although the house and part of the gardens are not open to the public, a substantial area is accessible under the care of the Hollycombe Steam Collection. Open days are variable, running between April and October. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1803 to 1833

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 104

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