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Brief description of site

The only buildings in the valley are two cottages which appear to be located on the site of outbuildings associated with the original house. The position of Ladyholt House is evident from brick and tile rubble in the ploughed field to the south-east of the cottages.
With the exception of a bank of grassland, designated a Site of Nature Conservation Importance by West Sussex County Council, for its species-rich chalk grassland, the rest of the park is in arable production.

Brief history of site

There is some confusion about the exact date of construction, but we know from a lease dated 1680 that the mansion had been newly-built and the park recently enclosed and impaled and stocked with deer.

Location information:

Address: Harting , PO18 9NT

Locality: West Sussex

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Harting

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU754164
Latitude: 50.9421 Longitude: -0.928186


Ladyholt Park is situated to the south-west of the village of Harting at map reference SU754164.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Agriculture and subsistence

Context or principal building: agriculture and subsistence

Site first created: 1590 to 1680

Main period of development: Mid 17th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

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