Old Place, Haywards Heath, England
Record Id: 5286
This site is NOT open to public.
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.
Address: Lindfield, RH16 2HZ
Locality: Haywards Heath
West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Lindfield
Historical County: Sussex
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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