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Cuckfield Park, kitchen garden

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Brief description of site

The site was originally a deer park, but was disparked in 1618. An 1809 Estate Map shows the areas around the house laid out much as in an aerial photograph of 1967. Features include a kitchen garden, deer park, lakes, and a fine lime avenue.

Brief history of site

The house was built by Henry Bowyer in 1574, the gatehouse being built a few years later, probably using stone from an earlier dwelling. The deer park was 192 acres and disparked in 1618 when it was no longer reserved for deer.

Location information:

Address: Cuckfield, RH17 5LB

Locality: Hayward's Heath

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Cuckfield Rural

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ298244
Latitude: 51.0043 Longitude: -0.151385

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1574

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

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