Slindon Park, West Sussex, England
Record Id: 5319
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The house is well-sited on a high shelf of the South Downs with a fine view over parkland to the south where the ground drops away steeply. There is a view to Bognor in the distance. There are a few fine specimen trees still standing (before the 1987 storm) including beech and cedar. The walled gardens remain. The park and grounds are well cared for by the National Trust. Few traces of earlier garden layouts remain.
Brief history of site
The site was originally a deer park dating from 1108. The first house was given by Henry I to the Archbishops of Canterbury. It became their summer residence until the dissolution. One tower remains (listed Grade II). The house was re-built around 1560 (this is still incorporated in the east side).
Address: Slindon, BN18 0RG
Locality: West Sussex
West Sussex; Arun; Slindon
Historical County: Sussex
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The site is off the A29 near Arundel.
Opening contact details:
The site is in the care of the National Trust, and is open to the public.
Form of site: deer park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: education
Site first created: 1108
Main period of development: 12th century
Survival: Part: standing remains