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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'.

Location information:

Address: Bourne Road, BN5 9AP

Locality: Henfield

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Horsham; Henfield

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ219178
Latitude: 50.9468 Longitude: -0.266134

Key information:

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

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