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Brief description of site

The site has gardens, pleasure grounds and a park. The gardens of 6 hectares date from the early-19th century. The park is medieval in origin and was landscaped in the late-18th century.

Brief history of site

The medieval park was in existence by the mid-14th century. The first house on the site was built in the late-16th century. the park was landscaped in the late-18th century and the formal gardens created in the early-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1HG

Locality: Pulborough

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Bignor

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU991156
Latitude: 50.9314 Longitude: -0.591172


From London: (53 miles) Take A3 and turn left at Milford onto A283 to Petworth.

From Petworth: (5 miles) Take A285 Chichester Road for 2 miles. Turn left, signposted Burton Mill & Roman Villa. Straight over next crossroads, then fork right signposted West Burton & Roman Villa. After 1 mile Bignor Park Estate is on the right.

From Pulborough: (5 miles). Take the A29 Bognor Road for two miles. Turn right, signposted Fittleworth. Left at 'T' Junction, first right leads to Bignor Park Estate's 1/2 mile driveway.

From Arundel: (7 miles). Take Pulborough Road. At bottom of long steep hill fork left signposted B2138 to Petworth. Second turn left leads to driveway.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The estate is only open on selected days during the year.

Visitor information:

The property is available for civil wedding ceremonies, corporate events and as a film location.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1066 to 1540

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 56

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