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Brief description of site

The 1925 sales particulars note a formal garden, a fine pleached lime avenue, herbaceous borders, lawns, a kitchen garden, a range of glasshouses and 148 acres of grass and arable land. There was a mount and the Wilderness, which was later sold for housing and is still so called. The house is now in divided private ownership.

Brief history of site

The site was bought by Charles E Kempe, a stained glass artist, in 1875. Most of the gardens date from this period and later. Kempe was a friend of Gertrude Jekyll, and it is thought that she may have been imvolved with some of the design.

Location information:

Address: Lindfield, RH16 2HZ

Locality: Haywards Heath

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Lindfield

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ350259
Latitude: 51.0166 Longitude: -0.0767576

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : Arts and Crafts

Site first created: 1875 to 1907

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 80

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