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Brief description of site

The Hoo is an early-20th-century formal terraced garden designed by Edwin Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jekyll. There are three level terraces, and the garden is enclosed by high flint walls.

Brief history of site

The existing house and gardens were extensively remodelled and enlarged by Edwin Lutyens for Alexander Wedderburn QC in 1901-2. The site has since been partly developed.

Location information:

Address: The Hoo, Church Street, Willingdon, East Sussex, BN20 9AR

Locality: Eastbourne

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Willingdon and

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ589023
Latitude: 50.7985 Longitude: 0.253444


On Church Street in the centre of Willingdon.

Key information:

Form of site: terraced garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: flats

Site first created: 1901 to 1902

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.25

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