Dangstein, West Sussex, England
Record Id: 5205
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Lady Dorothy Nevill laid out the site in the 1850s. Tons of earth were imported to level a small valley to the east of the walled garden for growing more vegetables and fruit. Terrace walks and winding broad gravelled paths took the visitor around the garden. To the west of the house was a parterre and an extensive pinetum. To the east a path known as Lady Dorothy's Walk led through a wood.
Brief history of site
Captain James Lyon was a retired East India Company officer, who had inherited a substantial fortune based on Jamaican plantations. He bought the estate in 1837, at which time the land was mostly wooded and in agricultural use. His house was built to the plans of the architect James Knowles and although imposing and with 18 bedrooms, it was known to be draughty and hard to heat.
Address: near Rogate, GU31 5BZ
Locality: West Sussex
West Sussex; Chichester; Rogate
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1837
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Survival: Part: standing remains