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Brief description of site

The site was described as a substantial mansion with offices, pleasure grounds, barns and stables. It was surrounded by woods and plantations. Features included a large rookery and a small heronry. It is unclear how many of these features still exist. The site was recently a golf and tennis club, but has been sold and its current use is unknown.

Brief history of site

An extract from Herstmonceux Tenement Analysis reads: 'It is possible that present day Windmill Hill Place was constructed upon a virgin site soon after 1721'. It had belonged to the Luxford family since 1592.

Location information:

Address: Windmill Hill, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4SB

Locality: Eastbourne

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Wartling

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ655118
Latitude: 50.882 Longitude: 0.351304

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: recreational

Site first created: 1721 to 1730

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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