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Brief description of site

Horselunges Manor has a formal garden laid out around a timber-framed Elizabethan manor house within the confines of a 15th-century moat. The site has surviving elements of garden and landscape features from the 15th century onwards.

Brief history of site

Godfrey (1935) suggested that a moated, timber-framed house with a Great Hall was built either by John Devenish, King's Sergeant, who died in 1477, or by his son Sir John Devenish who died before 1518, but was reduced in size probably in the early-16th-century.

Location information:

Address: Hellingly, Hailsham, BN27 4EU

Locality: Hailsham

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Hellingly

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ582120
Latitude: 50.8858 Longitude: 0.247704


The site is 600 metres north of the village of Horsebridge, 2.5 kilometres north of Hailsham and 10 kilometres north-west of Eastbourne, set back on the south side of Station Road.

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: manor house

Site Style : formal

Site first created: 1400 to 1518

Main period of development: 15th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 10

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