Chestham Park, Henfield, England
Record Id: 5178
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
The parkland was developed in the mid-18th-century. Percy Cane was employed in the 1960s to re-design the gardens. There was an avenue of limes but no cohesive plan for the garden. Cane designed a new forecourt which introduced a vista of the park.
Brief history of site
In 1702 John Norton of Twineham bought some property near the Chess Brook as well as 'Easthouse in Chestham'. A nephew, Henry Wood, inherited in 1757, and his son John built 'a competent mansion (on the site of the former house) and now resides here'.
Address: Bourne Road, BN5 9AP
West Sussex; Horsham; Henfield
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1702 to 1757
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Survival: Part: standing remains