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Brief description of site

The site consists of two hectares of early-20th-century garden in the Arts and Crafts style, situated within a park of about 25.5 hectares belonging to the 17th-century house.

Brief history of site

The present house is on the site of the medieval house. In the mid-17th-century, William Thomas or his son, Sir William, built a Mannerist manor house on the foundations of the older house. This incorporated some of the medieval features. In 1915, Detmar Blow was commissioned to restore and extend the manor house at Wootton. Blow found a simple garden layout, which he extended, introducing paths, gates, topiary, terraces, garden buildings, and garden furniture to his own design.

Location information:

Address: Wootton Manor, Folkington, Lewes, East Sussex, BN26 5RY

Locality: Polegate

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Polegate South

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ565052
Latitude: 50.8252 Longitude: 0.22065

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : Arts and Crafts

Site first created: 1915 to 1919

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2

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