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Brief description of site

Between 1927 and 1932 Lord and Lady Moyne created a new park at Baliffscourt. 1500 trees were planted, mostly oak and ash from Slindon, Madehurst and Arundel, to form belts of woodland both within the park and elsewhere on the estate. A new drive to the house was laid out from the north-west, crossing the moat through the re-erected gatehouse. The site is now a spa resort hotel.

Brief history of site

Bailiffscourt owes its origin and its name to a monastic foundation established by the Abbey of Seez in Normandy in 1082. It was granted free warren on its demesne at Atherington in 1272.

Location information:

Address: Climping, West Sussex, BN17 5RW

Locality: Littlehampton

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Arun; Climping

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: TQ001008
Latitude: 50.7981 Longitude: -0.580991

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: 1082

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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