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Brief description of site

The gardens were laid out after 1917, when Sir William and Lady Chance bought Legh Manor. Gertrude Jekyll prepared some plans for the garden in 1918, and may have been involved further as the garden developed.

Brief history of site

The manor was built between 1540 and 1550, and restored in the early-20th-century after being used as a farmhouse for 200 years.

Location information:

Address: Bishopstone Lane, Ansty, RH17 5AJ

Locality: Ansty

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Cuckfield

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ286223
Latitude: 50.9857 Longitude: -0.169222

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: manor house

Site first created: 1540 to 1550

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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