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Brief description of site

Dutton Homestall is an early-20th-century garden laid out with a sunken garden. The site has Pulhamite rockwork and bog gardens to the south and east of an Elizabethan timber-framed manor house.

Brief history of site

There has been a dwelling at the Homestall since the 14th century. By 1830, there was a simple farmhouse on the site with no garden. By 1903 the house was derelict. Subsequently, under the ownership of H. Partridge, it was restored and enlarged (as shown in a 1907 photograph), and its grounds 'tastefully laid out'.

Location information:

Address: Ashurst Wood, East Grinstead, RH19 3PF

Locality: East Grinstead

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ421374
Latitude: 51.1183 Longitude: 0.0289112


The site is approximately one kilometre north-east of the village of Ashurst Wood, two kilometres north of Forest Row and two kilometres south-east of East Grinstead.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: school

Site first created: 1903 to 1907

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 14

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