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Brief description of site

Long Barn has a formal garden of one hectare begun in 1915 by Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West and further developed by Edwin Lutyens in 1925. The garden lies adjacent to a paddock of two hectares.

Brief history of site

The house, parts of which date from the 14th century, was rescued from dereliction and was bought in 1915 by Harold Nicolson and his wife, the writer and gardener Vita Sackville-West. They laid out the present garden, with input from Lutyens in 1925.

Location information:

Address: Long Barn, Long Barn Road, Weald, Sevenoaks, TN14 6NH

Locality: Sevenoaks Weald

Local Authorities:

Kent; Sevenoaks

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 188 Grid Ref: TQ526506
Latitude: 51.2342 Longitude: 0.184419

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Site Style : formal

Site first created: 1915 to 1925

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1

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