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Brief description of site

Sheffield Park is a wooded landscape park of about 74 hectares, laid out in the mid and late 18th century by Lancelot Brown. There was further involvement by Humphry Repton and the development of the park continued in the 19th and 20th centuries. Features include four lakes, waterfalls and cascades, and an arboretum with a mix of native and exotic species including conifers, azaleas, rhododendrons and acers.

Brief history of site

Sheffield Park was remodelled about 1776-1777 to a design by Lancelot Brown, including two lakes. Further work was done by Humphry Repton in 1789. In the late-19th century work was done by James Pulham, including two further lakes, a waterfall and cascade. Since the mid 19th century there have been successive plantings of exotic trees.

Location information:

Address: Sheffield Park, Haywards Heath, East Sussex, TN22 3QX

Locality: Haywards Heath

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Fletching

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ413242
Latitude: 50.9999 Longitude: 0.0123385

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily from 10.30am. It is closed on Christmas Day.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: flats

Site first created: 1776 to 1790

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 74

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