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Brief description of site

Slaugham Place has the remains of 16th and 17th-century formal gardens around the ruins of the Elizabethan Manor house.

Brief history of site

Sir Walter Covert built the present house and garden enclosure after 1579, the house standing on the site of, and perhaps incorporating parts of a former dwelling.

Location information:

Address: Slaugham, Handcross, RH17 6AJ

Locality: Haywards Heath

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Slaugham

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ260278
Latitude: 51.0358 Longitude: -0.204336

Visitor facilities

Visitor information:

The remains of Slaugham Place and gardens can be booked as a wedding venue. See

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : formal

Site first created: 1579 to 1599

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 1.5

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