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Brief description of site

Glen Andred is a picturesque garden laid out by E.W. Cooke from 1866 to 1880 on rocky sandstone outcrops. The garden surrounds a country house designed by Norman Shaw in his domestic 'Old English' style. Features from an early- to mid-20th-century garden also remain.

Brief history of site

The site was chosen in 1865, and was developed by E. W. Cooke until 1880, when the property was sold. Harry Veitch and William Robinson (plantsman and editor of The Garden) are among those recorded as having visited the site and advised on its layout.

Location information:

Address: Withyham, Wealden, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9PN

Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Withyham

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 188 Grid Ref: TQ525356
Latitude: 51.0994 Longitude: 0.176633


The site is set back from the east side of Corseley Road which runs north from Withyham to Groombridge, approximately three kilometres south of Groombridge and ten kilometres south-west of Tunbridge Wells. The main Uckfield-Tunbridge Wells road (A26) is around 2.5 kilometres to the east.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : Picturesque

Site first created: 1865 to 1880

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 5

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