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Brief description of site

The garden may have been designed by Gertrude Jekyll. It was originally a medieval farm, with Victorian and later improvements. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map shows the house built on three sides around a courtyard, but the layout has changed considerably.

Brief history of site

The site was formerly called Fidges, or Fidgets Farm, and dates back to 1327, when Richard Fychet owned it.

Location information:

Address: Withyham, TN7 4BB

Locality: East Sussex

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Withyham

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 188 Grid Ref: TQ490337
Latitude: 51.0833 Longitude: 0.1259

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1327

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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