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Brief description of site

Plumpton Place has 20th-century formal and informal lakeside gardens by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. The garden is set in a wider landscape of woodland and pasture of 25 hectares with 4 hectares of gardens around the moated house.

Brief history of site

Construction of the present house was begun in 1568. Edward Hudson purchased Plumpton Place in 1927 from the Earl of Chichester, and commissioned Sir Edwin Lutyens to remodel the house and to lay out the gardens. Gertrude Jekyll prepared designs for planting the garden. Although the main structural elements of Lutyens' layout remain intact, Jekyll's planting has not survived.

Location information:

Address: Plumpton Place, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Lewesham, Sussex, BN7 3AF

Locality: Lewesham

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Lewes; Plumpton

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ360134
Latitude: 50.9041 Longitude: -0.0671774

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1927 to 1933

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4

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