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Brief description of site

Brockhurst has gardens and pleasure grounds including a rock garden laid out in the early-20th century by Frederick J Hanbury.

Brief history of site

By 1875 (OS map) Ashurst Lodge was situated within substantial pleasure grounds which extended to the south-west of the house along the south-west facing slopes. The house was known as Brockhurst by 1899. In 1908 the estate was bought by Frederick J Hanbury, and in the following two decades he laid out the gardens for which the site was famous.

Location information:

Address: Lewes Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3UN

Locality: East Grinstead

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; East Grinstead

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 187 Grid Ref: TQ408374
Latitude: 51.1186 Longitude: 0.0103494

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1875

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 9.8

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