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Brief description of site

The house was built in the late-16th century. The basic layout of the ornamental garden remains, although the kitchen garden has been lost to building. There is a terrace against the house, steps and a lawn. The garden is enclosed by high walls.

Brief history of site

The house was built by the Goring family. The site has been developed by several owners. The layout of the site, on three tiers at different levels has remained constant from at least the late-18th century. The site was purchased by East Sussex County Council in 1928, and is now a hotel.

Location information:

Address: St. Andrews Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UW

Locality: East Sussex

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Lewes

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ415099
Latitude: 50.8713 Longitude: 0.00963907

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: 1550 to 1599

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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