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Brief description of site

Lordington House, surrounded by its 17th-century, listed walled gardens and bowling green, is set just above the fish pond (an enlarged part of the River Ems) and the flint and brick former watermill. The house is now a Bed and Breakfast. To the south of Lordington House is Lordington Park (built between 1818 and 1880) which is situated within a parkland setting. The scattered parkland trees of lime, oak, ash and horse chestnut are singly placed, with one clump of cedars. Lordington Park is now a residential nursing home.

Brief history of site

Lordington House is thought to date to the 15th century, and was partly re-built in 1623.

Location information:

Address: Lordington, PO18 9DB

Locality: Chichester

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Funtington

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU783097
Latitude: 50.8815 Longitude: -0.888353


Lordington is situated at map reference SU783097, close to the River Ems on ground rising from 30 metres up to 65 metres.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: commercial

Site first created: 1400 to 1623

Main period of development: Early 17th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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