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Bedgebury National Pinetum

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Brief description of site

Bedgebury Park comprises 129 hectares of parkland, and incorporates Bedgebury National Pinetum. The remains of the original 15th century house are now beneath one of the lakes on the site.

Brief history of site

The original 15th century house was owned by the Culpeppers but its site is now beneath the lake. A later house was built further up the hill and elaborated into a French chateau style in the 1830s. In 1910, Bedgebury Pinetum took some of the land to the south-east.

Location information:

Address: Park Lane, TN17 2SL

Locality: Goudhurst

Local Authorities:

Kent; Tunbridge Wells; Goudhurst

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 188 Grid Ref: TQ724345
Latitude: 51.0839 Longitude: 0.460056

Directions:

The site is in the Tunbridge Wells Borough, 3 miles south of Goudhurst. It can be reached from junction 5 of the M25.
http://www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk/planning_your_visit.htm

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open throughout the year. Please see:
http://www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk/

Key information:

Form of site: park

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1400 to 1499

Main period of development: 15th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 129

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