Wootton Manor, Polegate, England
Record Id: 5745
This site is NOT open to public.
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.
Address: Wootton Manor, Folkington, Lewes, East Sussex, BN26 5RY
East Sussex; Wealden; Polegate South
Historical County: Sussex
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||199||Grid Ref:||TQ565052|
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
Site Size (Hectares): 2