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Brief description of site

Isfield Place is a formal compartmentalised garden laid out from the late-19th century to the west and south of an Elizabethan manor house. There are surviving elements of garden and landscape features from the 16th century onwards.

Brief history of site

In 1871 the owner, Henry King, converted the building for his own occupation. He made additions to the house and restored outhouses and garden walls, as confirmed by the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of 1874. He also rearranged the interior of the house, made the north front the principal approach and laid out a formal walled garden.

In the early-20th-century the enclosed gardens to the west and south of the house were transformed into an Arts and Crafts style 'garden of rooms'.

Location information:

Address: Station Road, Isfield, TN22 5XR

Locality: Isfield

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Isfield

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ446184
Latitude: 50.9469 Longitude: 0.0570314


The site is approximately one kilometre north-west of the village of Isfield and about ten kilometres north-east of Lewes.

Key information:

Form of site: compartment

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: manor house

Site Style : formal

Site first created: 1871

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 123

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