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Brief description of site

Pitshill has informal gardens, pleasure grounds, kitchen gardens and a landscape park, mainly created in the mid to late-19th century around a late-18th century house. The park features an 18th-century folly.

Brief history of site

The early history of the Pitshill estate is uncertain, owing to the absence of deeds and plans. There was a house on the site before 1705. The house was re-modelled after 1760. The estate was enlarged in the late-18th and early-19th century. The extended area included the Manor of Dean, which has an early-17th century manor house (Dean House). Both properties remain in private ownership.

Location information:

Address: Pitshill, Tillington, Chichester, GU28 9AZ

Locality: Chichester

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Tillington

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU949229
Latitude: 50.9977 Longitude: -0.649018

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : informal

Site first created: Before 1705

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 38

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