Friston Place, (also known as Beechington, Bechington, Bechyngton Place, Friston House, Friston Farm and Friston Place Farm), Wealden, England
Record Id: 5007
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Friston Place is a formal, compartmentalised garden laid out around an early-16th-century manor house. There are surviving elements of garden and landscape features from the 16th century onwards.
Brief history of site
Friston Place was built by the early-16th-century on land previously granted by charter from Edward I to William Boyd Etchingham, and subsequently owned by the Lords de la Warr and the Potman family.
Around 1500, a Thomas Selwyn acquired the land by marriage to Margery Potman and probably enlarged an existing 14th-century building into the timber-framed Wealden hall-house.
Address: Friston, Wealden, BN20 0AL
East Sussex; Wealden; Alfriston
Historical County: Sussex
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The site lies some 7 kilometres south of the A22 Eastbourne to London road, 400 metres west of the village of Friston.
Form of site: compartment
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site Style : formal
Site first created: 1300 to 1550
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 15