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Brief description of site

The house was built around 1640, with associated gardens. There is an orchard, garden and warren to the south-east of the house. There is also a large marl pit and further orchard. A path linking the house to the nearby church is still extant today. A small formal garden with criss-crossing paths was laid out behind the building in the 19th century. Tall hedges of box and yew survived in 1916 but most had gone by 1992.

Brief history of site

The medieval manor house mentioned from 1253 appears to have stood on the site of the present Barnham Court or in the close to the east of it. In 1337 it had a dovecot and two gardens.

Location information:

Address: Barnham, PO22 0BP

Locality: Littlehampton

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Arun; Barnham

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU955034
Latitude: 50.8223 Longitude: -0.645567

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: manor house

Site first created: 1253

Main period of development: Mid 17th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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