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Brief description of site

Whilst most of the planting has now gone and there have been some minor changes to the gardens, the bulk of the design is extant and many of the more substantial trees and shrubs planted by Gertrude Jekyll are still in place. It is a wonderful site with far reaching views to the south, the gardens are excellent and remarkably complete.

Brief history of site

The foundation stone of the hospital was laid by King Edward VII in 1903. He also opened the hospital in June 1906. It was a private tuberculosis sanatorium for the middle classes.

Location information:

Address: Kings Drive, Midhurst, Kent, GU29 0BL

Locality: Midhurst

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Easebourne

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU880249
Latitude: 51.0168 Longitude: -0.746835

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: hospital

Site first created: 1903 to 1906

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 17

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