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Brief description of site

Stonehurst has gardens and pleasure grounds of 80 hectares laid out in 1907 by Thomas H Mawson and Norman Searle. The pleasure grounds, set out on the slopes below the house which run down to the Cob Brook, are orientated north/south along the valley.

Brief history of site

Stonehurst, a new country house and gardens, was laid out on the site of an earlier farm. John Stewart commissioned Thomas H Mawson to design the gardens in 1907, Norman Searle being responsible for the architectural details.

Location information:

Address: Selsfield Road, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, RH17 6TN

Locality: Haywards Heath

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Ardingly

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ344316
Latitude: 51.068 Longitude: -0.0831932

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1907

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 80

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