Bentley Wood, (also known as The House at Halland), Framfield, England
Record Id: 4979
This site is NOT open to public.
This site has the following component area(s):
Brief description of site
Bentley Wood was an influential house and garden, a prime example of modernist design and as such significant in a national context. It was designed by architect Serge Chermayeff in collaboration with the landscape architect Christopher Tunnard. Sensitive restoration by the current owners is planned.
Brief history of site
In 1935 the Russian-born architect Serge Chermayeff bought around 52 hectares of land from the Bentley Farm Estate to build a country house for himself and his young family. Chermayeff was declared bankrupt in 1939 resulting in the sale of Bentley Wood and his emigration in 1940 to the United States.
Address: Knowle Lane, BN8 6PS
East Sussex; Wealden; Framfield
Historical County: Sussex
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||199||Grid Ref:||TQ495165|
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1935 to 1939
Main period of development: Mid 20th century
Survival: Part: standing remains