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Brief description of site

Glyndley Manor is a late-19th-century garden laid out with a sunken garden, lake, woodland and shrubbery walks to the north. The gardens are to the east and south-east of a 16th-century Elizabethan manor house.

Brief history of site

The manor house was probably reduced in size and occupied by tenants until bought in 1872 by Captain William Taylor. In the grounds, Taylor extended the parkland around the house and the plantations to the south and south-east, creating a decoy duck pond and making a drive of 'a mile in length from one lodge to another'.

Location information:

Address: Westham, Wealden, BN24 5BS

Locality: Wealden

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Westham

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ606067
Latitude: 50.8376 Longitude: 0.279471


Glyndley Manor lies 1.8 kilometres north-west of Hankham and around two kilometres north-east of Polegate, off the north side of the B2104 between Hailsham and Stone Cross, eight kilometres north of Eastbourne.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1872

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 11

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