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Brief description of site

The site has a Victorian mansion house surrounded by gardens and park. Although outside the boundary of Herstmonceux itself and less significant than the Castle, it is of local importance. Its location, house and grounds make an important contribution to the village of Herstmonceux, both in terms of its history and in more modern scenic terms.

Brief history of site

Lime Park was initially a farmhouse outside the boundary of Herstmonceux Castle itself. The current house was built by the Gillon family in 1821.

Location information:

Address: Chapel Row, Herstmonceux, BN27 1RF

Locality: Herstmonceux, East Sussex

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Herstmonceux

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ637122
Latitude: 50.8861 Longitude: 0.325917

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1821

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

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