Heron's Ghyll, East Sussex, England
Record Id: 5025
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Heron's Ghyll has a mid- to late-19th-century garden laid out with formal, rock and water gardens by the poet, Coventry Patmore. The gardens surround a new house built on an estate of 14th-century origin, part of which was later sold and developed as a separate house and garden from 1869.
Brief history of site
In 1866 Coventry Patmore brought two adjoining estates (covering some 150 hectares), one on either side of the Uckfield to Crowborough Road. In 1869, Patmore sold the estate on the west side of the road to an Alexander Nesbitt, re-naming his re-built house on the east, Heron's Ghyll. From 1869 the estates remained in separate ownership. At Heron's Ghyll, Patmore developed formal gardens and a chain of five ornamental ponds linked by waterfalls along the ravine.
Address: Uckfield, TN22 4DA
Locality: East Sussex
East Sussex; Wealden; Buxted
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1866 to 1869
Main period of development: Late 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 35