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Brief description of site

The house was built between 1902 and 1907 for Kate Leslie. Leslie was a close friend of Gertrude Jekyll, who was commissioned to design the garden. Features included a kitchen garden, large lawn, holly plantings and a narrow bowling green. The house was adapted into flats in 1973. It is run by Mid-Sussex District Council and used for retirement housing.

Brief history of site

'Oaklee' was built between 1902 and 1907 for Kate Leslie and was one of several houses she had constructed in Lindfield.

Location information:

Address: Compton Road, Lindfield, RH16 2PF

Locality: Lindfield West Sussex

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Lindfield

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ345255
Latitude: 51.0132 Longitude: -0.0840297

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: retirement home

Site first created: 1902 to 1907

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

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